The Elizabeth II metro station is located in the center of Paris (Photo: Getty)

A busy metro station in the heart of Paris was today renamed in honor of the Queen.

Paris transport network RATP shared a photo of George V station on line 1 under the Champs-Elysées, alerting passengers to the changes.

It had a blue plaque with the inscription “Elizabeth II” and “1926 – 2022” at the bottom.

“The RATP Group pays tribute to the Queen of England by renaming George V Station to Elizabeth II for the day,” it said in a statement on Twitter.

“The change is temporary and we are only changing one of the two plates so as not to cause any problems or issues for our travellers.”

Elizabeth II Station is within walking distance of the popular contemporary art center Palais de Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art and the Eiffel Tower.

It means thousands of people are expected to walk past a touching tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch today.

The Queen and Prince Charles in Paris, 1972 (Photo: Getty Images)
A portrait of the monarch hangs outside the British embassy a day after her death was announced (Image: Getty)
President Emmanuel Macron with Her Majesty (Photo: Getty Images)

As the Queen is mourned around the world, flags at the presidential palace and public buildings were flown at half-staff in France, Britain’s current ally, on September 9, the day after her death.

President Emmanuel Macron hailed Her Majesty’s “immutable moral authority” and her good command of the French language.

He said that no foreign sovereign visited the presidential palace more often than she did.

Mr Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived in London at the weekend for a special reception at Buckingham Palace last night.

French officials said the Macrons presented the new King Charles with a picture book to commemorate the Queen’s visits to the neighboring country.

A couple also attends the great state funeral of the monarch in Westminster Abbey.

Her coffin will arrive at 10.52am at the Great West Door of the landmark, with an hour’s service led by the Dean of Westminster starting at 11am.

For France, which is an hour ahead of the UK, it is 12pm.

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