/ 16 November 2021

Sacré blue…

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

In a move that would cause an uproar in most nations we can think of, officials yesterday confirmed French President Emmanuel Macron has switched out the brighter shade of blue in the French flag for a darker, navy blue shade. There was no official announcement, but observant folks say the flags were raised at the presidential palace last year. No, it’s not to match the Aussie-allergic leader’s eyes… Reports say Macron wanted to bring back the navy shade to honour the French Revolution. To explain: the French tricolour flag featuring navy blue has been in use since the French Revolution, and it wasn’t until 1976 that France used a brighter blue to match that of the flag of Europe. Also, a presidential election is coming up next year, and Oz has witnessed Macron’s penchant for defending French values

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