Magic! Glamour! Romance!
The royals are in Paris!
After attending the annual Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Parade in London earlier on Friday, Prince William and Kate Middleton flew off to Paris in their first official royal visit to the city since Princess Diana‘s death.
As you probably remember, Will’s mother was killed in a tragic car accident in Paris nearly twenty years ago on August 31, 1997.
Since Diana’s passing William and Harry have been to Paris on unofficial visits, but this marks an especially momentous occasion of being in the city. It’s also the first official visit of Kate and Will as a couple!
Upon arriving in the French capital, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were immediately whisked off to the Elysee Palace to meet with French president Francois Hollande. Kate wore the same hunter green Catherine Walker coat she wore to toast the Irish guards earlier in the day, although she did let her flowing locks down and ditched her fascinator.
Later, the 35-year-old changed into a sleeveless black lace Alexander McQueen dress to attend a reception that marked the launch of a program called Les Voisins (The Neighbors, in English), which was hosted by the British ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn. Fancy!
The black dress was pure elegance, but it paled in comparison to the nearly blinding silver embroidered Jenny Packham gown she wore to dinner at the British ambassador’s house later in the evening. Wow!
We can’t stop staring!
She and Will look so good together! Seriously feeling so emotional right now!
Anyway, the royals will be spending a grand total of two days in Paris, with a variety of different activities awaiting them. A visit to Les Invalides is planned, where they will meet victims and first responders from both the Bataclan and Nice terrorist attacks. They will also visit the Musee D’Orsay to view French Impressionist paintings, some of which will be given on loan to the Tate Museum in London later this year.
Also on the schedule is the Wales vs France Six Nations rugby match at the Stade du France. Sports!
Ah, so much to do and so little time.
Have fun, you two!
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