Elizabeth II, the Queen of the Elysée

Elizabeth II, the Queen of the Elysée

The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is the sovereign who has been received the most at the Elysée Palace. And this, by six presidents.
 
State or official visits, international summits or commemorations, between 1957 and 2014, Queen Elizabeth II has been received several times at the Elysée Palace. And this, by six presidents. Either René Coty, Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac and François Hollande.
 
This is what Sophie Dubois-Collet indicates in her new book 1001 secrets très bien gardés de l'Elysée published by Opportun. The journalist focuses on a state banquet that François and Danielle Mitterrand offered to her and her husband Prince Philip in June 1992, pointing out that, during this gala dinner, each dish was served in a different Sèvres porcelain service.
 
The foie gras with Sauternes jelly was presented in the landscape service called petites vues de France executed for King Louis-Philippe and delivered to the Tuileries Palace in 1833. The rack of lamb with roasted figs and zucchini flower was offered in plates with a rose window, made in 1808 for the Château de Rambouillet and the Elysée Iced Swan in plates with birds, dating from 1850, writes the author, adding that this prestigious tableware was accompanied by Baccarat glasses and silverware with the Republican coat of arms, from the silverware house Puiforcat, founded in Paris in 1820.