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Queen To Attend D-Day Commemorations In Portsmouth

Her Majesty The Queen will attend the event in Portsmouth next month to mark D-Day's 75th anniversary, as will US President Donald Trump.

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Her Majesty The Queen will visit Portsmouth on 5 June (Picture: PA).

Her Majesty The Queen is set to attend commemoration events in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since D-Day.

On 5 June, The Queen will go to Southsea Common where veterans will join serving personnel for live music, performances and flypasts.

More than 4,000 personnel are expected to take part in events in both the UK and France, along with at least 11 Royal Navy vessels and multiple aircraft, including the Spitfire.

D-Day 74 ceremony with A-10 Thunderbolt and C-130 Hercules over Normandy beach
A number of aircraft were flown over Normandy during last year's commemoration events (Picture: US Army).

New Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who is MP for Portsmouth North, said: "I am immensely proud that Her Majesty The Queen will be present for the commemoration on Southsea Common.

"For many, she is our strongest link to the Second World War generation and veterans will be delighted she will be present." 

US President Donald Trump will also visit Portsmouth to mark the anniversary. 

D-Day commemoration events in the city are set to run from 5-9 June.