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Macron rebuffs criticism for birthday stay in lavish chateau

Mr Macron has seen his image as a monarchical or even "pharaonic" leader climb from the night of his election in April.

Chambord, France

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has hit back at criticism that he was "cut off from the people" for spending the weekend before his birthday at the lavish chateau of King Francois I.

Mr Macron, who turns 40 this Thursday, spent the weekend at the chateau in the...

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