Royal Visit Paris: President Hollande's regal photo album
The Queen with President Hollande of France during her State Visit in June 2014
(photo @Elysee Twitter)
Prince Albert of Monaco popped by for lunch just months after President Hollande had taken office in 2012. They posed for photos, had a good old chat inside a very golden room and then smiled for the cameras all over again. It was the start of a whole host of regal encounters for Francois Hollande...
The Queen made a State Visit to Paris in June 2014, the fifth of her reign. As is usual, the President of France met his guests at the Elysee Palace there they posed for photos before heading inside for meetings and gift giving. Get used to these steps, you'll be seeing a lot of them.
On the evening of June 6th 2014, the Queen was welcomed to the Elysee for a glittering State Dinner. These gala evenings in France are more low key but that was put firmly to one side as black tie became the order of the day and the Queen wore a tiara. This is easily the most royal moment of President Hollande's five years in office.
There was a second State Visit from royalty in 2014 for Francois Hollande when King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden popped over to Paris for a couple of days of pomp, ceremony and discussions. Here come those steps again....