Charles to Sub for Miffed Queen on D-Day

Sarkozy invites prince to commemoration after snub uproar
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2009 12:17 PM CDT
Charles to Sub for Miffed Queen on D-Day
Britain's Prince Charles kisses the hand of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, as her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, looks on during welcoming ceremonies at London's Heathrow Airport, March 26, 2008.   (AP Photo)

Prince Charles will attend the 65th commemoration of D-Day in France, celebrating the occasion alongside Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama, the Times of London reports. Earlier, it appeared that no member of the royal family would be invited, a snub that left Queen Elizabeth decidedly unamused. Sources say Charles, a friend of Sarkozy’s, called the French president, and soon received an official invite. (More Prince Charles stories.)

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