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Postponed last March, Charles III’s first visit to France will take place in September

Postponed last March, Charles III’s first visit to France will take place in September

A planned first visit to France was postponed due to protests against the pension reform. No specific date in September is currently specified by the Élysée.



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King Charles III in Brecon, South Wales on July 20, 2023.  (Geoff Caddick / Poole)

France was his first official visit as King of the United Kingdom. But Charles III’s planned visit last March was postponed due to social conflict over pension reform. The visit will finally take place in September, France Info learned from the Elysée on Sunday August 13. There is no precise date for the moment indicated by the Elysee. According to the President, this will be addressed by the end of the month.

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The visit, which was initially scheduled from March 26 to March 29, was postponed due to the mobilization against the pension reform. There was a conclusion “Taken by the French and British Governments”Then mentioned the Elysee, “To receive His Majesty King Charles III under conditions consistent with our friendship”. The president then indicated a reprogramming “soon”.

A few days before the king’s arrival, on the ninth day of the mobilization, more than 400 people were wounded, while the town hall of Bordeaux, the third stage of Charles III’s planned expedition, was targeted and set on fire. . The tenth day of mobilization was announced during the King’s visit to France.

The Pope is expecting in September

So the agenda for September promises to be full of official visits. British sovereignty would never actually set foot on French soil. On September 22nd and 23rd, Pope Francis is expected in France, in Marseilles, at the end of the month.

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