William and Kate throw rugby passes with children in Paris

During the two-day trip, the couple will meet survivors of the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris as well as President Francois Hollande.

They will watch the Wales vs France Six Nations match on Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the itinerary has not been affected by Saturday morning's incident at Orly airport.

But it was a reminder that France remains on high alert for attacks.

France had won the game, and both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted sporting glum looks on their faces.

"We are all lucky to be alive", she told the royals.

The Duchess of Cambridge (in Chanel) and Prince William at an event to highlight the ties between the young people of France and the UK.

"I am ambitious, I am still ambitious".

Mrs Hilton said: "Kate was interested in my daughter's toy monkey she was holding and said that George had a toy rabbit called Bum Bum".

Later, at a dinner, William read out a message from the Queen to France saying: "I retain an enduring affection for this handsome country and its people".

"Anyone who shouted was shot, so I tried to be as quiet as possible", he recalled.

"I was hit twice in the leg but lay there and kept quiet".

In November 2015 90 people were killed by gunmen in Paris' Bataclan music venue.

William told the survivors, who are being treated at the hospital: "You are very courageous, you should be proud of yourselves". The next day, the two lovers went to the Musee d'Orsay, where a crowd had been waiting for them for several hours. Kate distributed shamrocks to officers during the parade, too, although it's hard to imagine them stacking up to the verdant decoration she pinned to her own coat.

William's recent "lads-only" weekend trip, which was criticised by the press, has overshadowed the two-day visit, but he looked relaxed and at ease with his wife especially when they later posed for pictures with the famous Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. British royals are not supposed to engage in politics.

But for an embassy reception she wore a chic sleeveless black outfit by Alexander McQueen and changed into her third outfit, the glittering Jenny Packham gown, for the dinner at the British ambassador's residence. This year is also a special event for the Duke and Duchess along with the rest of the Royal family since it marks the 20 death anniversary of Princess Diana.

  • Salvatore Jensen