Prince William and Kate kick off their two-day tour in Paris
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 18:06
French President Francois Hollande accompanied the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on 17 March 2017.
The Duke of Cambridge is in Paris just months before the 20th anniversary of the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in a auto crash in the city.
Speaking at a reception, Prince William said the partnership between the two countries would "continue despite Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union". He said then that the "depth" of Britain's friendship with Germany would not change after Brexit.
After the meeting, the couple was scheduled to meet with victims and first responders from the deadly 2015 attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other Paris sites.
The young royals attended a Six Nations rugby game with Wales and France competing. The 34-year-old came under the radar for ducking out of a Commonwealth Day service to go on a lads-only ski holiday in France.
But later she was caught giving him a knowing glance amid the "slut-drop" dancing scandal.
Last night, Middleton wowed us with her stunning Jenny Packham gown as she attended dinner at the British Embassy in Paris, and she's back at it again this morning, stepping out in a lovely Chanel ensemble as she and the Duke begin their second day there.
Kate disappointed fashion watchers by arriving in the French capital in the same Catherine Walker coat she wore earlier on Friday to an Irish Guards event in London celebrating St Patrick's Day.
Newly appointed Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller and former Arsenal and France footballer Robert Pires were also among the guests.
They discussed the French-British relationship in the context of Britain's forthcoming departure from the European Union.
It's been almost two decades since Prince William has traveled to Paris, France.
Can't say this comes as too much of a surprise.
The Prince, sticking to the protocol that British royals are not supposed to get involved in politics, replied with a smile: "I can't answer that question, but good try".
Gala magazine called them " the glamorous card to make you forget Brexit".
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror campaign, which killed more than 120 people, 90 of whom died at the Bataclan during a show by the California band Eagles of Death Metal.