07 June 2014

State Visit to France, Flower Market Renaming and Departure

On the third day of their French State Visit, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed at City Hall by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. They then visited the Paris Flower Market for a ceremony renaming it in the Queen's honor prior to their ceremonial departure from France.
At first glance, I wondered if this was a repeated suit from day 1, but no - no! Don't be silly, this is just officially the visit of the pink textured suit. (I'm not so sure about the lace cut out details on this one...) Obviously a visit to the flower market requires a floral brooch, so the Queen selected one of her less frequently used modern pieces.

This has been such an active state visit, it requires a wrap up post for final thoughts, so stay tuned.

Irish Blossom Brooch

Photos:ITV News video and Getty Images/WPA Pool