A state carriage, drawn by high-stepping horses made its way through the streets of Paris, eliciting much comment and wonder from the onlookers.
At the entrance of the German Embassy the carriage stopped. Out stepped the Director of the Protocol and disappeared into the Embassy.
A few minutes later he appeared accompanied by Herr Leopold von Hoesch, former German Chargé d'Affaires* in Paris, recently appointed German Ambassador. Both men entered the carriage and were driven off.
At the entrance to the Elysée Palace, official residence...