The George V metro station, on Line 1 under the Champs-Élysées, was named after the late Queen for that day.
Queen Elizabeth II visits the Paris flower market on June 7, 2014.
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The station was named George V, after the late Queen’s grandfather, King George V.
RATP added in response to a customer question, “The change is temporary and we are only changing one in two boards so as not to cause any problems or problems for our travelers.”
The tribute comes on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which French President Emmanuel Macron attended.
“She had a special status in France and a special place in the hearts of the French people,” the Élysée Palace said in a statement.
The Queen “loved France, who loved her,” it added.
Queen Elizabeth II held the record for the most visits to the Élysée Palace by a foreign sovereign. On several occasions, including the six state visits she has made to France, the Queen has met all eight presidents of the French Fifth Republic, which was established in 1959, according to the statement.
The Queen was fluent in French and made several public speeches in French during her visit to the country.
“She who stood in the path of history with the giants of the twentieth century has now left to join them,” the statement said.