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May 28, 2009

Queen Elizabeth Slighted Again By White House

Bumped. Note well she was actually a member of the Royal Auxilliaries, driving a truck (and trained as a mechanic) for the Allied cause in WWII.

Snubbed.

WTF?

...

So embarrassing for us. We're sorry, your Majesty! We know he's a buffoon and we're trying to get rid of him.

Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britain’s mass-circulation tabloid newspapers on Wednesday. Pointedly, Buckingham Palace did not deny the reports.

The queen, who is 83, is the only living head of state who served in uniform during World War II. As Elizabeth Windsor, service number 230873, she volunteered as a subaltern in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, training as a driver and a mechanic. Eventually, she drove military trucks in support roles in England.

While serving, she met the supreme Allied commander for the D-Day landings, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and developed a fondness for him, according to several biographies. This prompted Queen Elizabeth, who was crowned in June 1953, to say in later years that he was the American president with whom she felt most at ease.

That's right. She actually served in World War II. Maybe, just maybe the President could properly acknowledge her contribution.


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