The day Donald Trump and the Queen arrived in Portsmouth for D-Day 75

The world’s eyes were on Portsmouth a year ago today, as the city hosted the UK’s official D-Day 75 commemorations.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 11:03 am
President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump stand next to Theresa May, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II
President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump stand next to Theresa May, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II

Donald Trump, the Queen, Angela Merkel and Theresa May were among the high profile guests as huge crowds gathered to watch the event on Southsea Common.

Millions of people were also glued to their television screens at home as Portsmouth paid a fitting tribute to the sacrifice made during the Second World War.

As part of our look back at the event last year, here are some of our pictures of the world leaders and veterans arriving in Southsea.

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US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) disembark from the Marine One helicopter after arriving at Southsea Castle.
Veteran Bertie Billet attends the D-Day 75 commemorations
Former British Royal Marine, and D-Day veteran Jim Booth, reacts as he poses for a photograph
Former British Royal Marine, and D-Day veteran Jim Booth (C), talk with armed members of Britain's police.
Philip Hammond (C)
Former British Royal Marine, and D-Day veteran Jim Booth poses for a photograph
Jeremy Corbyn (R) speaks with Vince Cable (L)
Royal Air Force personnel attend the D-Day 75 Commemorations
First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon
Sajid Javid (L)
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Penny Mordaunt and Philip Hammond
Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel
A man in US Airborne period dress during the commemorations
A general view during the D-Day 75 Commemorations
World leaders at the D-Day Commemorations
A general view during the D-day 75 Commemorations
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Theresa May
World leaders at the ceremony