Finally Emmanuel Macron and his wife took the bus reserved for heads of state this morning, during the funeral of the Queen and arrived at 11 a.m. (French time) at the place of the ceremony. They followed the official instructions recommending to use this coach for international leaders and to leave their personal vehicles in West London.
These buses were proposed for organizational and security reasons, but several indiscretions in the French media suggested that at first the French President, Emmanuel Macron had refused to go by bus with the other heads of state of the world. at the ceremony. US President Joe Biden and his wife are the only ones who had obtained permission to use his armored presidential limousine, “The Beast” for security reasons.
“Can we have a little thought for the person in charge of the Élysée who had to announce to President Macron that in London, he should get on the bus?”, The Times laughed on Sunday.