Duke and Duchess of Cambridge head to Paris for two-day visit
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 11:36
Earlier in the day the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited victims and first responders of the Nice and Bataclan terror attacks at the Les Invalides military hospital, and then took a tour of the Musée d'Orsay.
And when the couple chatted to parents from a British school who were watching their efforts, they revealed George has a toy rabbit called Bum Bum.
The Duke and Duchess were in the French capital on a two-day visit dubbed a Brexit charm offensive by some of the local press.
With the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Paris, France, it appears that the couple is not having a problem with their relationship. The attack did not affect the plans of Kate and William, who had flown to Paris by private jet into a different airport.
The two-day visit does not include official memorial events for Princess Diana, who was killed in a auto crash in the city in 1997.
The trip is bound to be an emotional one as it marks the couple's first official visit to the City of Light, which proceeds the 20th anniversary of the untimely death of William's mother, Princess Diana, who passed away in the city.
The trip includes tickets to the Six Nations rugby match between France and Wales on Saturday (18 March) along with a meeting with Bataclan massacre survivors.
Kate wore a Jenny Packham gown to a dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn.
Prince William has delivered a reassuring message about United Kingdom and French relations, saying Britain's friendship with France would not change despite Brexit.
He spent just 13 of the first 72 days of this year on royal duties. The Duchess of Cambridge opted a black classic Alexander McQueen gown, which she has completed with oversized pearls and Gianvito Rossi heels.
According to Celebeat, upon arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Paris, France the married couple directly headed over to the élysée Palace.
Acclaimed actress Kristin Scott Thomas is expected to attend, along with French acting stars Jean Reno and Audrey Tautou and former Arsenal footballer Robert Pires. And it is sure to be a poignant visit for the future King, as it comes ahead of the 20th anniversary of the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who was tragically killed in a auto accident in Paris in August 1997.