The Paris metro station renamed “Elizabeth II” for the day of the Queen’s funeral

(CNN) — The Paris transport network RATP has announced that it has changed the name of one of its stations to honor Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral.

The George V metro station, on line 1 under the Champs-Élysées, has been renamed in honor of the late queen of the day.

“The RATP group pays tribute to the Queen of England by renaming the George V station to Elizabeth II for the time being,” he said in a statement. statement on Twitter on Monday, along with a photo of a plaque in the station with the Queen’s name and the years she was born and died.

Queen Elizabeth II visits the Paris flower market on June 7, 2014.

Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The station was named George V after the late Queen’s grandfather, King George V.

RATP added in response to a question from a customer: “The change is temporary and we are only changing every other plate so as not to create any inconvenience or problems for our passengers.”

The tribute comes on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which French President Emmanuel Macron attended.

In the hours following the Queen’s death, the French presidential palace paid tribute to her, thanking her for the role she played in modern history and the Franco-British relationship.

“She had a special status in France and a special place in the hearts of the French people,” the Élysée Palace said in a statement.

The queen “loved France, who loved her in return”, he added.

Queen Elizabeth II held the record for the most visits to the Élysée by a foreign sovereign. On various occasions, including the six state visits she made to France, the Queen met with the eight presidents of the French Fifth Republic, created in 1959, the statement said.

The Queen was fluent in French and gave several public speeches in French during her visit to the country.

“She who stood alongside the giants of the 20th century on the path of history has now set out to join them,” the statement read.

Comments are closed.