Charles expected to call for stronger cross-Channel ties as British monarch addresses voting chamber in France for first time
King Charles will address French lawmakers and senators in the upper house of the French parliament on Thursday, the first time a British monarch has made a speech in a French voting chamber.
On the second day of his state visit, the king is expected to use his speech at the senate to once again urge stronger ties between France and Britain. At a lavish banquet at the Palace of Versailles on Wednesday night, he said in a toast that it was “incumbent upon us all to reinvigorate our friendship to ensure it is fit for the challenge of this, the 21st century”.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/sep/21/king-charles-addresses-french-voting-chamber-first-for-british-monarchy
Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Publish date : 2023-09-21 09:15:04
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