Lhe queen will be spoiled for her platinum jubilee on Thursday. The Élysée Palace has indicated that France will offer one of the most beautiful horses of its Republican Guard to Elizabeth II, who will celebrate her 70 years of reign. The canasson, answering to the name of Fabuleu de Maucour, is 7 years old. “He is very representative of French breeding by his morphological harmony, his elegance, his good mind”, underlines the French presidency in a press release. The gray coated horse, standard bearer during official parades, is also “representative of the French horse-at-arms and the traditions of the French cavalry”.
Other gifts offered in the name of France by President Emmanuel Macron, in particular a complete weaponry (saddle, bridle, halter, etc.) and a Republican Guard cavalry saber, also refer to the passion for the sovereign for horses.
This jubilee will be an opportunity for Emmanuel Macron to go to the Arc de Triomphe on Thursday to rekindle the flame of the unknown soldier, accompanied by the United Kingdom’s ambassador to France Menna Rawlings. The British anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ will be played by the Royal Regiment of Scotland’s brass band, followed by the French anthem, ‘La Marseillaise’, performed by the orchestra of the Republican Guard.
Many events planned in France
Other events are planned in France to mark this jubilee, underlines the presidency. Thus, an avenue of trees will be planted in the fall – the most favorable season for this – at the Ver-sur-Mer Memorial, in Calvados, which overlooks Gold Beach, the landing beach of British troops in June 1944. This project is in line with the “Queen’s Green Canopy” project, by which the monarch encourages the planting of trees on the occasion of her jubilee, specifies the Elysée.
Illuminations in blue and red are also planned in several towns on the coast of northern France facing the British coast, in particular in Dunkirk and Le Touquet.
The Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II, will be marked by celebrations across the UK from Thursday to Sunday. From Vincent Auriol to Emmanuel Macron, ten French presidents have succeeded since the sovereign’s accession to the throne.