French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte sport healthy tans as they return from the Cote d’Azur to attend the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during the Second World War
- French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte looked revived and healthy
- The couple have just returned to duties after their annual holiday in Cote d’Azur
- They attended a ceremony marking the Allied landings in Provence in WWII
French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte appeared revived and with healthy tans as they resumed duties today after their holiday in the Cote d’Azur.
The French First Lady, 67, accompanied her husband, 42, to a ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence in World War II – which helped liberate southern France, in Bormes-les-Mimosas.
Meeting with war veterans who helped to end the Nazi occupation of France, both Brigitte and Emmanuel appeared to be in good spirits, taking time to speak to people whilst wearing face masks.
Brigitte sported a neutral toned pinstriped suit and a pair of white chinos, complementing her signature blonde bob, while Emmanuel was sharply dressed in a navy suit.
Well rested French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte attend a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence in World War II
An elegant looking French First Lady Brigitte Macron poses for a photograph with a war veteran in Bormes-les-Mimosas
The pair have just returned from a holiday in Fort de Bregancon, the medieval fortress on the Cote d’Azur which has been the official retreat of French presidents since 1968.
During their time away Emmanuel was seen taking a shirtless ride on a jet ski while Brigitte relaxed on a boat off the island of Porquerolles.
Despite Macron’s government ramping up police checks to enforce social distancing rules – after the biggest one-day jump in cases since the lockdown was lifted in May – the presidential couple seemed to be ignoring the one-metre rule.
Bright eyed Brigitte (pictured above) appeared in good spirits as she spoke with war veterans during the ceremony
Remembering those who have fallen, Emmanuel made a speech to commemorate the actions of those who lost their lives during the Allied Landings
Brigitte Macron poses with veterans while wearing a face mask, the one metre rule seems to have been ignored in several photos of the day
With France at a ‘tipping point’, police have been deployed to enforce the one-metre safety distance and the tougher face mask rules that cities including Paris and Marseille have recently imposed.
‘It’s not the police people should be afraid of… they should fear the virus, that lurks and contaminates,’ said government spokesman Gabriel Attal.
Today’s event marked the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence in World War II in which 50,000 Allied troops stormed the coast near Marseille and Toulon, beginning the liberation of southern France from the Nazis.
Brigitte appears cheerful as President Emmanuel makes a joke for those at the ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence
Sophisticated Brigitte keeps it simple as she pays her respects at the ceremony after sunning herself in Southern France
French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by the Mayor of Bormes-les-Mimosas Francois Arizzi and a veteran
French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his face mask during the ceremony in Bormes-les-Mimosas, earlier today
French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath of flowers during the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence during World War II which helped liberate southern France
Two months after the successful D-Day landings in Normandy, Operation Dragoon saw the Allies attempt to open up a second front against the Germans in occupied France.
Days after the southern landings, allied troops freed Paris, marking the end of the Nazi occupation of France.
President Emmanuel made a speech in memory of those lost during the Allied Landings and laid a wreath out of respect for the fallen.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the ceremony. Today’s event marked the 76th anniversary of the Allied landings in Provence in World War II in which 50,000 Allied troops stormed the coast near Marseille and Toulon, beginning the liberation of southern France from the Nazis
The smartly dressed couple pose for a photograph with a marching band outside a school during the ceremony
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron leave at the end of the event, with the couple waving to a waiting crowd of fans