A Paris metro station was renamed Isabel II for one day as a tribute to the British queen during her funeral.
Located in the Elysian Fields, The Jorge V station – which bears the name of the deceased sovereign’s grandfather – was replaced on Monday by a plaque that commemorates the oldest monarch in the world. United Kingdom.
“We wanted to join the day of mourning by placing the ‘Elizabeth II 1926-2022’ plaque at the Jorgee V station on line 1,” said a spokeswoman for the operator RATP. Thus, the station will recover its official name on Tuesday.
The metro stop is named after the George Vwho reigned from 1910 to 1936. His sons succeeded him under the names of Edward VIII and George VI (the father of the future Elizabeth II).
In FranceAuthorities ordered flags to fly at half-staff on public buildings on Monday for the queen’s state funeral.