Better than the Césars, more prestigious than a Cannes red carpet. History, anyway. Personalities from the world of culture, luxury, politics and sports followed one another in the courtyard of the Palace of Versailles, in front of the Republican Guard and photographers, to attend the state dinner given on September 20 in honor of Charles III and Queen Camilla.
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Among the guests, we could see Charlotte Gainsbourg in a split black dress, Carole Bouquet in white shirt and black skirt. But also the Franco-British Emma Mackey, revelation of the series SexEducation or Guillaume Gallienne. Mick Jagger and Hugh Grant, worthy representatives of the Crown, came with their respective wives, American choreographer Melanie Hamrich and Anna Elisabet Eberstein. Also present were the Welsh novelist Ken Follett, the violinist Renaud Capuçon and the photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand.
Tuxedos and long dresses
On the sporting side, Didier Drogba (former member of Chelsea FC), Patrick Viera (ex-Arsenal player) had donned their finest tuxedos, as well as Tony Estanguet, Olympic kayak champion and president of the organizing committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
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The government was notably represented by Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, and Culture Minister Rima Abdul-Malak. Not to mention the presence of major French bosses including Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH and his wife Hélène Mercier, as well as his daughter Delphine Arnault, who came accompanied by Xavier Niel.
Guests of the State Dinner of Charles III
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Shortly after 20 p.m., the presidential couple came to welcome Charles III and his wife. Note: the outfits of Brigitte Macron and Queen Camilla, both in midnight blue dresses, signed Louis Vuitton for the first, and Dior for the second. Together, they entered the castle to join their approximately 150 guests. And make a toast, before a dinner that is already a landmark.
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