Prince William promises Franco-British links will survive Brexit

Eyewitnesses say that art enthusiast Kate Middleton asked lots of questions during their tour of the museum with William by her side.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes a drink of Guinness as she meets with soldiers of the 1st battalion Irish Guards in their canteen following their St Patricks day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England.

As the couple visited the hospital where the pair have been treated, reports came in of a terrorist incident at Paris Orly Airport, but a Kensington Palace spokesman said the royal visit was not affected.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Paris on Friday on their first official visit to the capital on behalf of the Foreign Office.

Prince William and his wife, Kate, will make a two-day trip to Paris in April, almost 20 years after the prince's mother, Princess Diana, died in a vehicle crash there. "It feels very important to tell these stories and be listened to". "The depth of our friendship and the breadth of our cooperation will not change", Prince William stated.

The royal couple will watch the two teams play in the six nations clash later after the Duke - patron of the Welsh Rugby Union - was invited to attend.

The couple are staying at the British ambassador's residence during their visit among heightened security around the capitol.

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 vehicle crash in the city.

It was a very awaited visit for several weeks!

Observers are calling William and Kate's Paris trip a "charm offensive" - a necessary goodwill gesture as Britain prepares to move forward with plans to leave the European Union - the so-called "Brexit".

Later, the 35-year-old changed into a sleeveless black lace Alexander McQueen dress to attend a reception that marked the launch of a program called Les Voisins (The Neighbors, in English), which was hosted by the British ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn.

The royals will later meet first responders at the scene of the 2015 terrorist attacks at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which left 130 people dead, and the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day a year ago.

In July 2016 86 people were killed in Nice after a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

  • Salvatore Jensen