A new series, in four episodes by François-Julien Piednoir, Marine Suzzoni and Anthony Santoro
Between the United Kingdom of Elizabeth II and France, a tormented, chaotic relationship was established which began with love at first sight in Paris in 1948 when she was only 26 years old and still only a princess.
In 68 years of reign, Elizabeth II has known ten of our presidents, from Vincent Auriol to Emmanuel Macron….
What relationship did she have with each of them?
How did Elizabeth II help advance the Entente Cordiale?
In the second chapter of the series, “1:15 pm Sunday” leaps back in time, in 1960. De Gaulle is the strong man in France and in Europe. Elizabeth II therefore invited him on a state visit to London, where he returned for the first time since his appeal on June 18 in 1940, in an attempt to convince him to let the United Kingdom enter the European community.
Little by little, over time, Elizabeth II proved her worth as head of state, and established special ties with French presidents: De Gaulle, Pompidou, Mitterrand. Until the presidency of Jacques Chirac where, at the end of summer 1997, the car accident in the middle of Paris which cost the life of his ex-daughter-in-law, Lady Diana, made the monarchy tremble.