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Visit of Charles III to France: Buckingham Palace “closely monitors” the demonstrations


No cancellation seems planned for the moment, but the disorder in the capital as well as the strike in transport could have “an impact on the logistics” of the royal trip.

Invited to France by Emmanuel Macron last September after the death of Elizabeth II, the new King of England Charles III, accompanied by his wife Camilla, must go to France for his first official state visit this Monday, March 27.

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According to tabloid


Daily Mail


Buckingham Palace is '


' the tense political situation in France, as wild protests take place in several cities across France following the passage of pension reform through Article 49.3 of the Constitution which allowed the government not to submit its bill to the National Assembly.



, Olivier Besancenot of the NPA, declared that King Charles III would be welcomed in France by "

a good old general strike


The new sovereign must remain in France until March 29, the time to make a trip to Gironde where he is expected to take the tram to Bordeaux.


Tram drivers will refuse to take King Charles III on tour

" in the city, also warned the


, relaying the words of a representative of the CFTC who assured in an interview with


that no driver would agree to transport the sovereign.

No cancellation

If no cancellation seems envisaged for the moment, the situation in the capital in particular with the garbage collectors' strike which aggravates the disorder in the demonstrations, could have "

an impact on the logistics

" of the royal trip.

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According to the British media, the royal services must consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the French authorities to best prepare for this official and historic visit in this complicated context.



, Paris police chief Laurent Nunez said he was "

very serene

" before the trip.

The royal couple's first day on Monday will be busy.

After a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in the presence of President Emmanuel Macron, the King must make a speech in the Senate before various official meetings which will end with a State banquet in Versailles.

The new sovereign must stay in France until March 29, before flying to Berlin.

Source: lefigaro

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