British King Charles III. pictured on November 13, 2022.
Paris/Berlin/London – British King Charles III. he will visit France and Germany at the end of March, these will be his first foreign visits in the role of the British monarch. This was reported by the Reuters agency today, according to which the trip is another sign of warming relations between Paris and London after years of animosity over Brexit.
The King will visit France from March 26 to 29, before traveling to Germany from March 29 to 31. According to the DPA agency, the monarch will visit Berlin and Hamburg, will also speak in the German parliament and meet refugees who recently arrived in the country from Ukraine.
“The visit will be a celebration of Britain's relations with France and Germany, a reminder of our of shared history, culture and values,” said a spokesman for Buckingham Palace.
The visit to France, which will include a state dinner for Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at the Palace of Versailles, is a diplomatic success for President Emmanuel Macron, who is trying to restore Franco-British relations after a series of disputes.
The 74-year-old monarch during his stay in France, he will also join a memorial service at the Arc de Triomphe and address members of the French Senate.
The visit “is an honor for France and illustrates the depth of historical ties that unite our two countries,” Macron's office said in statement, in which he also cited the two men's previous cooperation “on issues of biodiversity protection and the fight against climate change”.
The importance of the trip is underlined by the fact that it will be the first state visit by a British monarch since 2015, as Queen Elizabeth II., who died last September, stopped traveling abroad in later life.
The foreign trip will take place before Charles' coronation, which will take place on May 6, i.e. and exactly 70 years after his mother Elizabeth II completed the ceremony. Charles III became monarch at the time of her death last September, making him the oldest person to ascend the throne in the history of the British monarchy.