King of England III. Charles began a three-day state visit to France on Wednesday.
Originally, the British king and his wife Camilla were planned for a three-day visit to France in March. This is his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Since becoming king following the death of Elizabeth III last September, It would be Charles’ first visit abroad. However, the visit was postponed as France was plagued by riots and strikes against pension reform.
Although the visit took place six months later than originally planned, its agenda in Paris and Bordeaux remained unchanged.
The British royal couple was welcomed by French Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne at Paris Orly Airport.
Charles III and Camille were later welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, where they laid a wreath for the war dead. Parade planes of the air forces of both countries flew over the Arc de Triomphe.
Then III greeted those gathered. Charles and Macron traveled in an open-top “Citroen DS7”, accompanied by 136 horses of the Republican Guard, to the Elysée Palace, where bilateral talks were expected. The two leaders are planned to discuss the fight against climate change, Russia’s war in Ukraine and migration issues.
In the evening, the Macron couple will hold a reception in honor of the British monarch in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles. More than 150 guests were invited to the reception.
On Thursday, Alexander III will address members of the French Parliament in the Senate. Charles will then visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with Macron and receive information about the renovation of the iconic building, which was destroyed by fire in 2019. It is planned that the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris will reopen its doors to visitors at the end of the year. The King and the French President will later attend a reception with British and French business leaders to talk about financing climate and biodiversity projects.
On Friday III. After his official visit to France, Charles will visit Bordeaux, where there is a large British community. He will also meet with service workers and representatives of communities affected by the 2022 wildfires and visit an experimental forest created to observe the effects of climate on urban forest lands. The British king will also visit a vineyard that operates according to sustainability principles.
Charles, 74, married his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned for more than 70 years, on September 8 last year. He became king of Great Britain after Elizabeth’s death. On May 6, he and Queen Camila were crowned.
Source: Tv Net
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