D-Day veteran who jokingly flirted with Melania Trump may have given the Queen a 'little nudge' as well
In a lighthearted moment, D-Day veteran Thomas Cuthbert joked that if it wasn't for Donald Trump and his age, he may have had a thing for Melania Trump. At the 75th national commemorations in Portsmouth, the 93-year-old Cuthbert chatted with the President when Melania Trump also came by to say hello. "She's nice, isn't she?," he told Trump and added, "If it wasn't for you, and if only I was 20 years younger..." Trump laughed at the joke and nodded as Melania joined in. "You could handle it, no question," Trump said playfully.
Cuthbert was awarded the Legion D’Honneur in May 2017 for his role in the D-Day landings in Utah and Omaha beaches. His daughter Carole Monk in an interview said that she "can't take him anywhere!" because of his flirty behavior. She was shocked after his conversation with President Trump. She also added that she had to playfully plead to her father to be prim and proper around the Queen and not breach Royal protocol, but she added that she does think that her dad had given the Queen a "little nudge".
However, she revealed in an interview with Daily Mail that he hadn't always been so jovial. "He's not always been a flirt. My mum was the love of his life. They got married when he was 18, in 1945. When she died 25 years ago he always said he would not remarry. There have been some women at the bowls club, but he is just not interested," she said. She said that Trump gave her a "little smile" when she told him that she couldn't take him anywhere. "I had warned him beforehand, that he had to be respectful. He is always respectful, but he can say some rather random things," she said.
"I said be careful what you say. And don't touch the Queen - but I think he gave her a little nudge as well," she shared.