Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Paris

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official two-day visit to Paris on 17th and 18th March
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Thiepval, northern France, to attend the Somme centenary commemorations, July 2016. Credit: Press Association

Kensington Palace: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Paris 

 17th & 18th March 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official two-day visit to Paris on 17th and 18th March. Their Royal Highness’ visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Full details of the visit will be announced in due course, but the itinerary will include a reception for young French leaders from a variety of fields, a formal dinner at the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador and attendance at the Wales v France Six Nations test at the Stade de France.

Friday, March 17th
Meeting with a French government representative
Further details will be announced in due course.

Reception hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador, British Embassy Paris 
The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception to mark the launch of “Les Voisins”, a celebration of UK-French links, hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador at the British Embassy Paris. Their Royal Highnesses will meet young French leaders from the arts, sport, fashion, business, and voluntary sectors, as well as young military award winners.

Dinner hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador, British Embassy Paris
The Duke and Duchess will attend a black tie dinner hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador.

Saturday, March 18th
Les Invalides
The Duke and Duchess will visit Les Invalides to hear more about the important historic and current role of the site, in particular its work supporting veterans and its rehabilitation programmes. Their Royal Highnesses will also meet a number of victims and first responders from the Bataclan and Nice attacks.

Wales vs France RBS Six Nations match, Stade du France
The Duke and Duchess will attend the Wales vs France RBS Six Nations match at the Stade du France. This will be His Royal Highness’s first engagement as Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union since Her Majesty The Queen stepped down as its Patron in December 2016.

More details to follow…

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