Almost sixteen months ago, the French president Emmanuel Macron started to transform the bright blue, red, white and blue blue flags from a darker shadeand nobody noticed.
French radio chief Louis de Raguenel said that Flags with navy blue stripes are already displayed in various buildings, such as the presidents residence Elysee Palace, the National Assembly, and the public square Place Beauvau.
The radio station reported an article of the Elysee Confidentiel published in September and published in August, the change was ordered in July 2020 by the president, Arnaud Jolens, the director of the Ecole, Bruno Roger-Petit, the president's adviser on commemoration and historical events, and a host of naval officers.
It is rare for any country to change its flag, with the exception of one as distinctive as France's tricolore.
Why changed Macron the blue colour of the French flag?
The rebirth of the French Revolution as an aide to the monarchythe guillotine, the white naive and the French revolutionhas a lot of thought, since the rebirth of the first republic became an observable force. Nevertheless, the French Revolution has escaped from a disintegrated background. Rather, it will not be possible to take a more serious look at the subject: Macron's return to a darker hue is not a prerogative of the French
The three-color palette was used by the former president before Macron's presidency, when the two flags were often together in 1976, and then replaced by a brighter cobalt for decades. This was the best match for the EU flag's Marion blue in 1976, since the two flags often appeared together.
The book said: The Blue was changed for aesthetic reasons during the integration of Europe, but the flag that all the presidents took along with them has never been the real French flag, Jolens quoted in the book.
Is it an old-fashioned problem with the French tricolore?
French officials warn against a move away from the European blue it should not be translated into too deeply. The shade change is not anti-EU gesture France will take on the rotating EU presidency in January.
Aside from the fact that the darker colour was always around somewhere, the larger the number of flags used on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris has always remained the same color. The French Navy has used these flags in his speeches since December 2018.
Despite that, the presidential palace hasn't publicly announced the change nor led the other institutions to follow suit, not to mention it, who could not be known as a president like who touched the deepest symbolisms of the country. Macron, who is scheduled to take up re-election in April, might not want to be known as a president like him.