The Paris metro station was renamed ‘Elizabeth II’ for the day of the Queen’s funeral


(CNN) – Paris’ RATP transport network announced that it was renaming 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, was named after the late Queen for that day.

“The RATP team is honoring the Queen of England by renaming the George V station after Elizabeth II for that day,” he said. statement on Twitter on Monday, along with a photo of a plaque at the station bearing the Queen’s name and the years of her birth and death.

Queen Elizabeth II visited the Paris Flower Market on June 7, 2014.

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

RATP added in response to a question from a customer: “The change is temporary and we are only changing one of the two plates so as not to cause any problems or inconvenience to passengers.”

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

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

“He had a special status in France and a special place in the hearts of the French,” the Elysée Palace said in a statement.

The Queen “loved France, she loved her back,” he added.

Queen Elizabeth II held the record for the most visits to the Elysee Palace by a foreign sovereign. On several occasions, including six state visits to France, the Queen has met with the eight presidents of the French Fifth Republic, which was established in 1959, according to the statement.

The Queen was fluent in French and made several public speeches in French while visiting the country.

“He who joined the giants of the 20th century on the path of history has now left to join them,” says the statement.