The Paris metro pays tribute to Elizabeth II

The RATP said it had placed plaques bearing his name, especially at the George V station – named after his grandfather – during his funeral.

The Paris metro pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II with plaques placed specially at the George V station – named after his grandfather – for the time of his funeral, the Parisian transport operator said on Sunday.

"We join the day of mourning by affixing, George V station on line 1, the Elizabeth II 1926-2022 plaque “Explained a spokesperson for the RATP. Three plates "George V» will be covered on the six present in the station, Sunday evening, after the last metro. They will be removed Monday evening, she said.

These plaques coincide with the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96. Hundreds of foreign dignitaries and crowned heads are expected in London on Monday for this occasion. Georges V station, located in the chic districts of western Paris, bears the name of the sovereign who reigned over the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936. His sons in turn occupied the throne under the names of Edward VIII and George VI, the latter being the father of the future Elizabeth II.

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