A Paris metro station on the Champs-Elysees has been renamed Elizabeth II for the day as a tribute to the British queen throughout her funeral.
Indicators within the George V metro station — named after the queen’s grandfather — have been changed on Monday as a mark of respect for the British sovereign, who shall be buried later after a service in London.
“We needed to hitch within the day of mourning by placing up the signal ‘Elizabeth II 1926-2022’ within the George V station on Line 1,” a spokeswoman for the Paris metro operator RATP instructed AFP.
The station will revert to being referred to as George V on Tuesday.
French flags have been ordered to fly at half mast on public buildings by the prime minister however a small variety of mayors are resisting the instruction.
Patrick Proisy, the left-wing mayor of Faches-Thumesnil, northeastern France, mentioned he would refuse to decrease the flag on public buildings in his village.
Though he expressed his condolences after the queen’s dying, he mentioned such a transfer contradicted France’s republican rules of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”.
“No idea is farther from ‘equality’ than the monarchy,” he wrote on social media on September 10.
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