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Paris métro station George V pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II

Plaques reading ‘Elizabeth II 1926-2022’ have been placed over her grandfather’s name today while her funeral takes place

The Paris métro network is paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral Pic: GiulianiBruno / Shutterstock

The Paris métro network has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her funeral by installing plaques dedicated to the monarch in its George V station. 

King George V was the Queen’s grandfather, who reigned from 1910 to 1936. 

The station was named after him on May 27, 1920, in appreciation for British support for France during World War One. It is located underneath the Champs-Élysées.

“We are acknowledging this day of mourning by placing a plaque reading ‘Elizabeth II 1926-2022 at the George V station on Ligne 1,” transport operator RATP stated. 

The Queen Elizabeth plaques will cover those reading George V for today (September 19), while the funeral takes place, and will be removed this evening. 

Hundreds of public dignitaries and heads of state will attend the funeral today, including President Emmanuel Macron and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The Queen died on September 8, at the age of 96.  

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