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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit France

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, at the request of the British Government, will visit France from 7 - 9 May 2018 and will highlight the UK's strong bilateral ties with both countries.

Clarence House

In France, Their Royal Highnesses will emphasise the UK and France’s commitment to counter terrorism and security, education and charitable enterprise as well as the countries’ rich history in the areas of food and culture.

This is The Prince of Wales’s thirty-second official visit to France, and The Duchess of Cornwall’s seventh.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will start the visit in Nice, where they will commemorate the attack which took place on Le Promenade des Anglais in July 2016. The Prince and The Duchess will also attend a reception to celebrate the longstanding links between Nice and the UK, including the fact that Her Majesty Queen Victoria regularly visited the city throughout her lifetime.

In Lyon, Their Royal Highnesses will jointly attend a VE Commemoration to mark 73 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe.

His Royal Highness will visit The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) to highlight the UK and France’s role in international police cooperation. Their Royal Highnesses will also attend an event to celebrate the city’s rich culinary history.

Lyon hosts France’s second largest student population and His Royal Highness will visit the ISARA University specialising in agronomy (the science of using plants for food, fuel and fibre), food and environmental studies.

The Duchess of Cornwall, a longstanding supporter of charities helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, will visit a local charity providing assistance to women.

After France, Their Royal Highnesses will visit Greece from 9 – 11 May.

Published 13 April 2018