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Old 06-06-2014, 04:33 PM
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:03 PM
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Very good speech. I saw The Queen for the first time in 2002 when she was riding in the gold state coach, since then i have been in awe of that lady. I was 14 at the time.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:29 PM
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Here is a video of the arrival of the Queen in Normandy this afternoon
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:38 PM
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Some very nice words from President Hollande.

'The woman who personifies Keep Calm and Carry On': French president's toast to the Queen in French AND English at banquet to mark D-Day | Mail Online
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:06 PM
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President Hollande and Queen speeches

Dîner d’Etat offert en l’honneur de la Reine Elizabeth II - Allocution du Président et Allocution de la Reine Elizabeth II - Présidence de la République
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:11 PM
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I hope you can access this - it has most of the Queens speech from the Banquet - worth listening too. I only got sound but dont let that put you off

Video: D-Day anniversary: Queen 'stirred' by commemorations - Telegraph
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I´m very much surprised that the Queen wears her french order although this is just a black, and not a white tie banquet?!
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I´m very much surprised that the Queen wears her french order although this is just a black, and not a white tie banquet?!
She did the same in 1992 for President Mitterrand and it was a black tie dinner (white tie banquet in France stopped at the end of the 1970's). Anyway as the Duke himself is wearing a black tie with decorations, we have some kind of mix tonight.
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If the Queen and the Duke needed some rest in Normandie, the French State furnished especially two rooms for their private use at the Chateau de Benouville.



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The Queen just arrived in Paris Hotel de Ville (town hall).She was welcomed by the mayor Mr Anne Hidalgo.
Many people welcomed her ,there are even more people waiting for her in"'le marché aux fleurs" (flower market)
I don't know if the link below works outside France
DIRECT VIDEO - Visite d'Etat: Elizabeth reçoit les honneurs de Paris - BFMTV.com
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The Queen just arrived in Paris Hotel de Ville (town hall).She was welcomed by the mayor Mr Anne Hidalgo.
Many people welcomed her ,there are even more people waiting for her in"'le marché aux fleurs" (flower market)
I don't know if the link below works outside France
DIRECT VIDEO - Visite d'Etat: Elizabeth reçoit les honneurs de Paris - BFMTV.com
the link works
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:21 AM
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Her majesty is wearing a pale pink suit.
She is will be welcomed later on in the marché aux fleurs(flowers and birds market) by Mr Hollande.The market will be named after her.
She visted this market during her first official visit in France.Back then she was pregnant with Prince Charles and she loved that place.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:50 AM
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The Queen and the Duke are now speaking the members of the British association "help for heroes" and Sir Bradley Wiggings
Then they will meet children from Paris schools
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:53 AM
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First pictures here
EN DIRECT. Cérémonies du D-Day : Elizabeth II reçue à l'Hôtel-de-Ville de Paris
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Suzy Menkes: Queen Elizabeth sparkles in France
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:14 AM
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Queen ends three-day state visit in Paris as a flower market is named after her | Mail Online

It was such a wonderful visit, really ...
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I agree, Nico. I must say that President Hollande really went above and beyond for HM and the DoE, his efforts to ensure their comfort were, I'm sure, deeply appreciated by all concerned.
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These pictures are interesting. There is one of Angela Kelly arm in arm with Ian Carmichael and also one of Lee Radizwill (the Americans among us might care).
Thanks for the link.
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These pictures are interesting. There is one of Angela Kelly arm in arm with Ian Carmichael and also one of Lee Radizwill (the Americans among us might care).
Thanks for the link.
Lee Radziwill lives in Paris and is a much loved figure of the Parisian Society.
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