France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

Britain’s Catherine Norris Trent poses next to a bust of Marianne, left, symbol of the French Republic, and the French, right, and European flags after a naturalization ceremony in Paris’ Pantheon monument, Thursday, March 21, 2019. With the looming Brexit deadline, the 38-year-old mother of two who’s lived in the French capital for over a decade was one of dozens of newly-minted French nationals attending the cermony. (AP Photo/Thomas Admason)

PARIS — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children.