‘And thanks for your delicious wife’

Thursday May 03, 2018 Written by Published in Regional

AUSTRALIA – French President Emmanuel Macron likely had food on the brain when he thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife” Lucy for their hospitality.


Macron, who arrived in Sydney last night – on his way to New Caledonia –  gave a joint press conference with Turnbull at Kirribilli House on Wednesday afternoon.

He mostly switched flawlessly between French to English as he was quizzed by reporters from both countries.

But at the end of proceedings, Macron proved it’s not so easy to give a press conference in your non-native language.

 Macron thanked the Australian prime minister for the “perfect organisation” surrounding his visit.

“I want to thank you for your welcome — thank you, and your delicious wife,” he said. “Thanks to you and Lucy, thanks to you very much.”

The “delicious wife” comment was quickly noticed and shared on social media, with many putting it down to a mistranslation.

                - ABC

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