Queen Elizabeth II made a three day State visit to France, in combination with the 70-years D-Day celebrations. She finished it by a visit to the Flower Market (see previous post) on Ile de la Cité, which at this occasion changed name to “Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II”.
She appeared ... and the rain stopped. Prince Philip was of course there as well as the French President.
The Queen listened attentively to the speech by the newly elected Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. As we can see on the top picture, the Queen who is fluent in French and doesn’t need any translation of the official speeches, was smiling, as she has been during the whole visit.
Then it was time for a walk among the spectators… I lost the view of the Queen. Not easy with all body-guards, official photographers… and the Queen is not that tall.