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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to make official visit to Paris next month

On Monday, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make an official visit to Paris next month.

From 17-18 March, the royal couple will attend various events in the City of Lights.

Their visit to the French capital will come at the same time  British Prime Minister, Theresa May, hopes to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – signifying the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Mrs May hopes to begin Brexit negotiations whilst strengthening the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship with France.

The Duke and Duchess could prove pivotal in the process, as the French Presidential election approaches, the UK wants to identify any potential trade opportunities.

The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception with French youth leaders. A formal dinner will also be held at the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador. The second-in-line to the throne and his wife will also be special guests at the France v Wales Six Nations test at the Stade de France.

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Though The Duke will be visiting the French capital, he will not make a stop at the Pont D’Alma tunnel, the scene of the car crash where his mother died. Nor will he commemorate her death in Paris in August.

Aside from the various royal tours of 2012, 2014, and 2016, this is the first short overseas trip the Duke and Duchess will make together as a couple. They have made solo trips to France in the past in a private capacity.

Royal Central will be bringing you continued coverage of William and Catherine’s trip to France over the next month.

  • luigi pasquali

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the best ambassadors of goodwill that Britain has: and when they travel together they seem to magnify each other. Their popularity, when together is “greater than the sum of the parts.”

    • wildrose

      I beg to differ – these two are a drain on society and use the Diana Card at every opportunity. Millions of people all over the world have lost someone (somestimes both parents) and gone on to do extraordinary things. bill middleton has NOT. Him and his pampered mrs have lived off the tax payer funds (whether through the Duchy of Cornwall or not) for years. They waste money on expensive clothing, trips (which are just another excuse to buy more dresses and shoes), they fake caring about anyone except themselves. Both are selfish, pampered, arrogant and paranoid. Anyone who believes in their hype is delusional. Criticise if you wish however, this is just another way to gain back some credibility of which they have none. Have a good evening.

      • luigi pasquali

        Sarah, do you hate much?

        • wildrose

          Kindly do not do me the disrespect of calling my comment HATE that is a totally incorrect assumption. I have both seen these two up close and personal on a couple of occasions i.e. Christchurch Earthquakes when then visited here and another occasion in NZ. Mine is first hand knowledge. Hate, jealousy, envy – all adjectives however all incorrect. I call it how I see it and as I have seen and spoken to both – I stand by my comment. Have a great day wherever you are.

          • luigi pasquali

            Sarah……..You are a disgusting, disrespectful bitch and as Dr. Phil told you, you need help, and you need it bad.

  • TomCruise

    I like this kind of cool sharing.

  • wildrose

    Greetings Again Luigi,

    Who the hell are you? and who the hell is Sarah?….

    Inciting a person to commit suicide by telling them to go stick their head in an oven is a violation of the law.

    Kindly desist from calling me or anyone else the disgraceful things you say.

    I refuse to take abuse from you or anyone else.

    When I comment – it is from first hand experience. Not gossip.

    I now give you formal warning. Desist from the abuse you are giving me and others.

    Your comments are extremely offensive.

    I have rather more important things to do right now, as in my earlier response. We are dealing with life threatening wild fires which have burned houses to the ground, as well as commemorating the 6th Anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake that killed 185 people.

    Have a good evening/day wherever you are.

    • luigi pasquali

      Sarah, I told you the truth for your own mental health. If you wish to discuss it further,
      You may visit me at home. I live in Bogalusa, USA, on the border between Mississippi and Louisiana along the Pearl River. If you come unannounced, mind the nice alligators, coons and possumes.

      • wildrose

        I have now reported your activities to the authorities.

        Have a good day,

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