Today, July 14, we celebrate Bastille Day, alias French Independence Day (cue “La Marseillaise” à la Française – with a little bit of amour, though only of the most platonic kind.
We’re talking French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who’ve replaced American President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as the bromance du moment.
The two hit it off on a Sicilian balcony during the G 7 in May and rekindled the flame of friendship at the recent G 20 under the approving eye of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was busy sharing photos of their bro hug.
It’s like “The Bachelor” mashed with “Mama Mia” and all we can say is, Can fan fiction of the two be far behind?
Meanwhile, never let it be said that WAG is not au courant. We featured Trudeau on the cover of our May issue. And Macron figures in the opening essay of our July issue, “The Ripeness of the Older Woman”
As you savor the duo and a new high point in Franco-Canadian relations, pour yourself a glass of Champagne and toast the country that helped America gain its independence.
Vive la France. Vive la liberté.
– Georgette Gouveia