Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment
France President Emmanuel Macron's describing Australian First Lady Lucy as 'delicious' may have raised eyebrows, but she found his statement flattering. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, on Thursday, that his wife of 38 years, Lucy was very flattered. "She's asked me to say that she found the president's compliment as charming as it was memorable," he said, showing no hint of jealousy.
Macron's faux pas sparks lively conjecture in media
On Wednesday, Macron addressed media after his brief stay in Australia and said, "I want to thank you for your welcome, thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome." This paved way for some light-hearted reactions. Journalist Alice Workman tweeted, "Macron just said he wanted to thank Malcolm Turnbull and his 'delicious wife'. You can take the man out of France but ..."
Media coverage of comment makes Macron laugh
Sydney's paper The Daily Telegraph likened Macron to a love-sick cartoon character. Macron reportedly told aides he laughed a lot at the headlines. Others felt Macron may have said 'delicieux' in French that means delightful. Some thought his comment should be taken in light humor. Macron's first official trip to Australia ended on Thursday, with PM Turnbull waving him goodbye.