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French airport to be renamed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

A French airport will be renamed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport, in northern France, will add the late monarch’s name to the beginning of its name, making it Queen Elizabeth II Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport.

King Charles gave the approval for the airport to change its name in remembrance of his mother.

The town of Le Touque requested the change in September 2022, just six days after Her Late Majesty died on 8 September, citing they wanted to pay tribute to her “exceptional life.”

Le Touque said the change is in recognition of it being “the most British of French resorts.”

No date has been set for the inauguration of the airport with its new name.

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport was built in the 1930s, and after two decades, it had become a strong link between France and the UK. Commercial flights are not offered at the location as it is an airport solely for the use of private jets. However, there is hope from officials that it will be opened up to other planes in the future.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.