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The State Visit of President and Mme Sarkozy
of France

26th March 2008

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We are grateful to Phillip B and James C for the following pictures

mme Sarkozy with The DFuke of Edinburgh

President Sarkozy with The Queen in the Australian State Coach (©JC 2008)


mme Sarkozy with The DFuke of Edinburgh

Mme Sarkozy with The Duke of Edinburgh in the 1830 Scottish State Coach (©PB 2008)


BBC TV News crew and presenter


Deserted streets in the early morning


The Queen in the Australian State Coach

The Ceremonial Standard flies above the castle

The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Monsieur Bernard Kouchner, The French Foreign Minister and The Lord Vestey, Master of the Horse, far right.

The Sovereign's Escort

Madame Rachida Dati, Minister of Justice, Madame Rama Yade, Minister for International Human Rights. To right of picture, Madame Nicole Ameline Minister for Parity and Equality in the Workplace, and (out of shot) Monsieur Jean-Léonce Dupont, Senator and Chairman of the France-United Kingdom Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate.

Madame Marisa Borini-Tedeschi, Mme Sarkozy's mother, Monsieur Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom, Monsieur Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Adviser to the President and Sir Peter Westmacote, HM Ambassador to France.

Datchet Road before the procession passes, looking east

 Datchet Road, looking west

The Guard returning to Barracks in their 'great coats'

School children wait for the procession to pass 


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