The Queen to have Paris market named after her

The Queen is to have her very own flower market named after her in Paris in a rare gesture by the French.

The "special honour" offered to Her Majesty by the people of the French capital, will see a market close to Notre Dame Cathedral re-named Marche aux Fleurs - Reine Elizabeth II.

The Queen pictured walking through spring blossoms earlier this year. She is to have a flower market named after her in Paris.
The Queen pictured walking through spring blossoms earlier this year. She is to have a flower market named after her in Paris. Credit: Reuters

A French embassy spokesman said: "This is a special honour from the people of Paris as it is very rare in France to name places after prominent figures during their lifetime."

The Queen starts an official three-day visit across the Channel tomorrow during which the market will be formally re-named.

Her trip to meet President Francois Hollande, will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy landings.

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Queen visits Parisian flower market during state visit

The Queen received a special accolade from the people of Paris - a flower market renamed in her honour. The tribute comes on the last day of the Queen's three-day state visit to France with the Duke of Edinburgh.