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Charles III in France: Mélenchon believes that it is "not the right time", Rousseau encourages him to cancel


Buckingham Palace is worried about the King's visit to France as protests against pension reform grow.

It is a coincidence of the calendar: the visit to France, planned for a long time, of King Charles III occurs at a time when the disputes against the pension reform are strengthening.

Even if the prefect of police of Paris, Laurent Nuñez, claims to be

"very serene"

before the arrival of the sovereign on Sunday in the capital, a wind of concern is blowing at Buckingham Palace as we know the revolutionary - and anti-monarchical - culture in the French.

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"That's how we're going to end the week!"

The royal visit - the first of Charles III abroad - is not to everyone's taste on the left.

Since a meeting in Ariège on Tuesday evening, Jean-Luc Mélenchon felt that

"it was not the right time"

, pinning in particular the "State banquet" organized at the Palace of Versailles on Monday evening.

L'Insoumis challenged Emmanuel Macron:

"What do you leave us as a perspective apart from admiring you at Versailles with King Charles I-don't-know-how much?


Before addressing himself directly... to the British sovereign:


King, listen, we have nothing against you here.

You're the king of the English, that's your business, but us Versailles, how's it going... Anyway, that's how we're going to end the week!

“Questioned Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

On BFM TV on Wednesday morning, Sandrine Rousseau went further, calling on Charles III to simply cancel his visit.

“Is the priority really to receive Charles III at Versailles?

But no !

There, something is happening in French society”

, she wanted to challenge.

"Incredible, we are going to have Emmanuel Macron, the Republican monarch, who will receive Charles III, who will go down the Champs-Élysées, who will go to Versailles...

While the people in the street are demonstrating

," said insisted the Green MP.

For the time being, however, no cancellation is envisaged, even if the disputes could have "

an impact on the logistics

" of the royal trip, according to the tabloid


Daily Mail. 

To make matters worse, the CGT Culture announced in a press release on Wednesday that the staff of the Mobilier national, on strike against the pension reform, will also boycott the arrival of the king.

Olivier Besancenot, the spokesperson for the NPA, warned him that Charles III would be greeted by

"a good old general strike"

while the king will be at the Arc de Triomphe on Monday for a ceremony and then in the Senate.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-22

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