Line Renaud recounts her assembly with the “princess” Elizabeth, within the Fifties
The 94-year-old singer met Elizabeth II twice, together with as soon as in London, earlier than she grew to become queen.
The demise of Queen Elizabeth II introduced this Thursday upsets a complete nation. Past British borders, the monarch, who reigned for 70 years, additionally leaves an indelible reminiscence to many individuals. That is notably the case of Line Renaud, who testifies on BFMTV this Saturday, after having met her twice.
Line Renaud even crossed paths with Princess Elizabeth, earlier than she grew to become queen. “In 51, I used to be nonetheless singing in England, Elizabeth and her sister Magareth got here to see me on the Society Membership, the place all of the excessive English personalities got here”, confides the singer.
“She was very smiling, charming and spoke French very effectively”, recollects Line Renaud.
“You might be my Mademoiselle from Armentières”
“I met her extra critically a second time in the course of the mandate of François Hollande”, she continues.
She says that Queen Elizabeth II burst out laughing when Line Renaud advised her she was from Armentières. “You might be my Mademoiselle from Armentières”, retorted the monarch, referring to the music, additionally very well-known on the opposite facet of the Channel.
When the demise of Elizabeth II was introduced, Line Renaud felt “like everybody else nice grief and lots of ache”. “I admired this lady, she was extraordinary”, concludes the singer at our microphone.
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