This is Emmanuel Macron’s gift to the Queen

For Elizabeth II’s platinum anniversary, the Head of State presents one of the horses of the Republican Guard, named Fabuleu de Maucour.

Quartier des Célestins in Paris, May 24, headquarters of the Republican Guard. One of the 470 horses of the cavalry regiment is on the 31st. Checkerboard on the platform and harness the weapon, he does a few tricks in the Battesti carousel, a heritage treasure with a styled metal frame. Eiffel. In a few days, he will be leaving the country, a gift from France to Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee. A decision by Emmanuel Macron. During the 70-year reign of the “Queen” – who made 5 state visits, making France, outside the Commonwealth, one of the most visited countries – the Head of State wishes be the exception for this great horse lover.

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Other gifts, including a saddle and a sword from the Republican Guard, will accompany him, and Emmanuel Macron will preside over June 2, the first day of the carnival, the bonfire ceremony under the Triumph. Mon with Menna Rawlings, British Ambassador to Paris.

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Among the gifts, were weapon harnesses (saddle, reins, nets, lanyards) and swords.

Among the gifts, were weapon harnesses (saddle, reins, nets, lanyards) and swords.

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“The leading horse of the regiment’s cavalry”

Providing a Republican Guard horse is a rare gesture. We remember Vesuvius from Brekka, presented to the president of China in 2018. This time the animal is called Fabuleu from Maucour. Selle Français, 7, from a ranch in Meuse, has a gray coat that distinguishes it and makes it fit for standards and escorts. General Éric Bio Farina stated: “It is the flagship horse of the regiment cavalry, honoring the equestrian culture of Great Britain and royalty.

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Here on May 8, 2022, Fabuleu de Maucour is the standard bearer.

Here on May 8, 2022, Fabuleu de Maucour is the standard bearer.

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Gelding performed his first service as standard bearer on the Champs-Élysées on 8 May. “I want a wise horse, representative of the regiment, which will please the Queen, Colonel Gabriel Cortès, was also passionate about explaining. I understand that she is very fond of gray horses. I’m sure nothing could have made him happier.”

The Queen doesn’t know about the Battesti carousel. In 2004, with her husband Prince Philip and Bernadette Chirac, she watched with a keen eye the performance of Cadre Noir de Saumur, which had resided in Celestins. Reputable claims were made before the sovereign in 1972.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, along with Bernadette Chirac, in April 2004 attended a performance of Saumur's Cadre Noir in the Célestins district.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, along with Bernadette Chirac, in April 2004 attended a performance of Saumur’s Cadre Noir in the Célestins district.

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More recently, the Republican Guard showed off its skills to their daughter, Princess Anne, who visited Paris in October. Honorary rider, selected for the Olympic Games, she told them to ride their horses every morning at 5am. Finally, in mid-May, a number of Republican Guard riders were invited to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, a special riding show at Windsor Castle.

After the twelve-hour ferry ride, along with her partner, Fabuleu de Maucour will be the Queen’s property. It must be handed over to Windsor Castle by Wednesday 1 June, presented in the grounds of the Royal Guards Regiment (Household Cavalry Regiment), twinned with the Republican Guard. This would therefore not be possible without regular news.

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