Charles and Camilla were due to visit France on Sunday until the 29th to attend a banquet at the Palace of Versailles hosted by President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs Macron, but it has now been confirmed that the monarch’s visit, which would have been his and Camilla’s first state visit of their reign, has been postponed.
A statement from Buckingham Palace read: “The King and The Queen Consort’s State Visit to France have been postponed. Their Majesties greatly look forward to the opportunity to visit France as soon as dates can be found.”
A government spokesperson also released a statement: “This decision was taken with the consent of all parties after the President of France asked the British Government to postpone the visit.”
The King and Queen Consort were also scheduled to be visiting other regions in France country between the 26 and 29 March, including other engagements in the capital and in Bordeaux.
Paris continues to be affected with French nationals taking to the streets to protest the rise of the retirement age. Demonstrators in their tens of thousands continued their protests on Thursday when authorities were eventually forced to intervene when violence erupted.
Charles and Camilla are scheduled to head to Germany next week. The King and Queen Consort are due to visit Berlin and Brandenburg, before heading to Berlin. Their trip to Germany was due to take place on 29 March until the 31. HELLO! understands the monarch’s trip to Germany will go ahead as planned.