Sunday, January 22, 2023

Elizabeth II in Paris

From Tatler:

The Queen’s first official visit to France was in fact as a young newlywed princess, in 1948, when she and the Duke of Edinburgh made a four-day trip to Paris. They enjoyed the delights of the city, including a night at the Opéra Garnier, a visit to the Flower Market in the Ile de la Cité, and a romantic evening along Rue Pierre Charon, where Edith Piaf serenaded them with a rendition of La Vie En Rose. It was followed by official visits in 1957, 1972, 1992, 1994, 2004 and 2014.

There were state dinners, tiaras and meetings with politicians and members of the public alike; a small taste of what King Charles might also expect during his time en France. Here, ahead of the reported trip, Tatler looks back at some of Her Majesty’s most magical French moments. (Read more.)


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