The first lady of France, Brigitte Macron, decided not to wear a facial mask while she was marking July 14 alongside the French president in Paris.
The First Lady of France, 67, accompanied her husband, President Emmanuel Macron, 42, who addressed the French Armed Forces at the Hôtel de Brienne.
While his wife has retired, the French head of state put on a white mask when delivering his address and kept his distance from the staff and participants after his arrival at the hotel.
Macron addressed the forces before July 14, which marks a pivotal date for the French Revolution of 1789.
Because of the coronavirus, the annual parade will be tamed, with access to the Eiffel towers, where the masses generally gather to watch a fireworks display, which is prohibited.
Brigitte Macron decided not to wear a mask during an official event on the eve of July 14 in Paris. The First Lady of France, 67, accompanied her husband, President Emmanuel Macron, 42, who addressed the French Armed Forces at the Hôtel de Brienne in Paris
Upon arrival, Emmanuel Macron, who was not wearing a mask at the time, kept his distance from the staff and participants
As the presidential couple headed to the Hôtel de Brienne this evening, Brigitte was amazed in a fitted navy dress and chic square heels.
The First Lady was not wearing a mask but was wearing a pair of sunglasses. She stood up solemnly during her husband’s address to the representatives of the armed forces who wore masks around her.
Brigitte accessorized her simple and effective look with silver bracelets and a silver watch.
The Frenchwoman abandoned the mask while listening to her husband’s address to the armed forces
Brigitte was not wearing a mask, but sunglasses. She listened to Macron thank the French military forces for their efforts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
Emmanuel Macron looked elegant in a navy blue suit, which he wore with an impeccable white shirt.
Tradition has it that French presidents address the French armed forces on July 13 each year, before July 14.
This year, and after months of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Macron thanked them for their services, saying they had “contributed to the collective effort” against the virus, reported France TV Info.
The French first lady rose solemnly during her husband’s speech. This year’s July 14 celebrations had to be canceled or changed to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus
As France prepares for July 14, health measures have been taken in the French capital to limit the spread of the coronavirus, two months after the country lifted its strict controls.
The usual military parade that takes place every year on the Champs-Elysées has been canceled and replaced by a static ceremony that will pay tribute to the medical staff.
The event will take place on Place de la Concorde with 2,000 participants, half the number from last year’s celebration.
Fireworks. which generally light up the French capital on the evening of the holidays, have also been canceled and access to the Eiffel Tower and Place du Trocadéro has been restricted to the public.
Other participants mainly wore masks at the event, which takes place each year on the eve of Bastille Day