‘Looks a fright!’ Andrew Pierce blasts Brigitte Macron over appearance alongside King Charles

Andrew Pierce / Brigitte Macron

Andrew Pierce has questioned Brigitte Macron's outfit

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 21/09/2023

- 15:49

The British monarchs are visiting Paris and Bordeaux for a three-day trip

Emmanuel Macron’s wife, Brigitte, has come under fire over her outfit choice during King Charles and Queen Camilla’s state visit.

The British monarchs are visiting Paris and Bordeaux for a three-day trip as they reaffirm their warm relations with the French political hierarchy.

While Camilla donned a dusky pink wool crepe coat dress by Fiona Clare, Brigitte opted for a navy skirt suit, with a jacket featuring nautical-inspired buttons in the shape of anchors.

Her chosen attire did not sit well with GB News presenter Andrew Pierce, who said that she “looked a fright” as she joined her husband, Camilla and Charles for a walkabout in Paris.


“Talking of appearances, Camilla was on show in Paris, the home in Paris, I thought she looked pretty good”, he said.

“She is seen in pink, next to Mrs Macron, who quite frankly looks a fright.”


The 70-year-old showed off her competitive side by taking on the Queen in a game of table tennis during a visit to a community centre in Saint-Denis, northern Paris.

The well-spirited occasion came a day after Charles and Camilla first arrived in France, and also saw the couple meeting sports stars such as ex-Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba.

The wife of the French President appeared to get the better of Camilla as they played for a few minutes.

Earlier in the day, the Queen and Mrs Macron launched a new Franco-British literary prize together at the Bibliotheque National de France.

The British monarchs meet with Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron

King Charles has a strong relationship with Emmanuel Macron


Speaking in French as she formally launched the prize, Camilla acknowledged that her ability to speak the lingo was “slightly rusty”.

She said: “I very much hope that this prize will go a long way to proving that Victor Hugo was unfair to us when he said, ‘L’Angleterre a deux livres’, ‘England has two books’ – as dearly as we value the Bible and Shakespeare, I promise that we have many more than two, as the esteemed authors gathered here demonstrate… and, just as in France, our writers every year create new masterpieces which this prize aims to celebrate.

“Brigitte Macron and I share a deep love of literature and a passion to promote literacy: through our respective work, we have seen first-hand the life-changing power of books to bring us joy, comfort, companionship, laughter and tears, opening our eyes to others’ experiences and reminding us that we are not alone.

“To quote Victor Hugo once again, ‘Apprendre a lire, c’est allumer du feu; toute syllabeepelee etincelle’, ‘To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark’.

“Ladies and gentlemen, you have the ability to light fires with your words and I greatly look forward to reading the winners’ books next year.”

Camilla’s speech was not the only one made on the day by British monarchs, as Charles made remarks in a historic address in the French senate chamber.

The King branded global warming “our most existential challenge” a day after Rishi Sunak scaled back on numerous net zero policies.

The British prime minister opted to push back a ban on new petrol and diesel cars by five years and watered down the plan to phase our gas boilers by 2035.

Sunak insisted he is “absolutely not slowing down” efforts despite the apparent climbdown.

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