A French airport is set to be renamed after the beloved Queen Elizabeth II, following the green light from the King, according to officials in the charming town.
In a heartwarming tribute, a French airport is set to be renamed after the beloved Queen Elizabeth II, following the green light from the King, according to officials in the charming town.
Le Touquet, situated in the picturesque north of France, joyfully announced that it had secured royal approval on Monday, making way for a special dedication to the reigning monarch.
The well-known Touquet-Paris-Plage airport will soon become the delightful "Elizabeth II Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport," as a mark of appreciation for the remarkable Queen and in celebration of the unique blend of British and French culture that characterizes the resort.
The proposal for this heartening gesture was initially presented to the British Crown a mere six days after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 of the previous year, demonstrating the deep respect and affection felt by Le Touquet towards the esteemed monarch.
The roots of this tribute delve even further, paying homage to the Queen's uncle, Edward VIII. He was known to frequent the resort, indulging in activities like horse riding and sand yachting, often accompanied by his young niece, who was then not yet a queen but a budding royal.
The decision by King Charles III to embrace this proposal echoes the strategic vision of Le Touquet's mayor, who is committed to establishing the town as a quintessential "British haven" within the French landscape, a sentiment wholeheartedly expressed by the town's authorities.
Crafted in the 1930s, with the aim of welcoming British visitors to the charming coastal retreat, the airport holds historical significance and anticipations are high that the new airport name will forge an even stronger connection between Le Touquet and the United Kingdom.