Cheeky D-Day veteran startles Trump as he makes flirty remark to Melania

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Melania Trump enjoyed a very funny exchange with veteran Thomas Cuthbert. Source: Getty.

Donald Trump’s priceless reaction to a cheeky D-Day veteran making a flirty remark to his wife Melania has been captured on camera, revealing a rare light-hearted and jokey side to the couple.

Donald, 72, and Melania, 49, joined the Queen and Prince Charles at the D-Day 75 national commemoration on Wednesday (UK time), where they had chance to meet and chat to veterans and war heroes alike.

At one point, the couple stopped to chat to 93-year-old Thomas Cuthbert who, after greeting Melania, joked: “If only I was 20 years younger.”

Laughing at the remark, the US president jokingly replied: “You could handle it, no question!”

“It’s my honour, believe me, thank you very much,” he then added.

Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Cuthbert reportedly complimented Trump – admitting he was surprised with how well he came across.

According to The Sun, he added: “He surprised me, when you see someone on the TV but he seemed different, he seemed one of the boys.

Donald and Melania Trump joined war veterans at the ceremony. Source: Getty.
Donald and Melania Trump joined war veterans at the ceremony. Source: Getty.

“His wife was very pleasant as well.”

The D-Day ceremony was held to remember the thousands of troops that stormed the beaches in World War Two.

Dressing stylishly for the occasion, Melania opted for a white dress under an elegant below-the-knee cream coat which clinched in at the waist with a matching belt. She coupled the outfit with a matching hat.

The Trumps joined the Queen and Prince Charles for the ceremony. Source: Getty.
The Trumps joined the Queen and Prince Charles for the ceremony. Source: Getty.

She joined the Queen who stood out in a beautiful bright pink outfit, while Trump and Prince Charles opted for smart suits for the occasion.

Appearing to share a laugh with the Queen at one point, Trump watched on as a series of speeches, emotional stories and poems were read out, before they were treated to an incredible display from the Red Arrows.

Trump shared a laugh with the Queen at the ceremony. Source: Getty.
Trump shared a laugh with the Queen at the ceremony. Source: Getty.

According to The Sun, war hero John Jenkins, 99, received a standing ovation from the crowd, which also included outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May, after giving a moving tribute to the troops.

Jenkins was reportedly a 24-year-old platoon sergeant in the Pioneer Corps when he landed in Normandy on June 8, 1944.

“I was terrified. I think everyone was – you don’t show it, but it’s there,” he told the crowd, according to the news outlet.

“I look back on it as a big part of my life, it changed me in a way – but I was just a small part in a very big machine. You never forget your comrades because we were all in there together.”

He concluded: “It’s right that the courage and sacrifice of so many veterans is being honoured 75 years on. We must never forget – thank you.”

Have you been following the Trumps’ UK state visit? Do you know anyone who fought on D-Day?

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