The British Royals’ official Twitter account has caused bemusement after tweeting a video with a message saying that the Queen met leaders of ‘‘allied nations” that took part in D-Day. And that included Angela Merkel.
The Royal Family Twitter account tweeted about the momentous WWII D-Day event, but may have ostensibly committed a massive faux pas by insinuating that Germany, represented by Chancellor Angela Merkel, was part of the Allied operation to defeat the Nazis.
Many proud Brits picked up on the huge anomaly on Twitter, saying that Merkel doesn’t “represent an allied nation,” and should have been the last leader to be greeted by Her Royal Highness. One person joked that Germany was definitely involved but that maybe it was in a different alliance.
Another tweeted: “Merkel?? Not sure the D-Day event will be much of a celebration for her.”
Others were more accommodating, with one Twitter user revealing that they were “not absolutely convinced” Merkel was representing an Allied nation “but if history can teach us to get on with our neighbours, that’s a good thing.”
World leaders, including US President Donald Trump, UK PM Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron, had gathered in Portsmouth, England with the Queen to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.