Charles III will start a three-day state go to to France on Wednesday, six months after having needed to postpone his go to within the midst of the motion towards pension reform for what was to be his first official go to overseas as king. A historic go to with a meticulous protocol.
For his first state go to throughout the Channel, the King of England Charles III is anticipated in Paris on Wednesday. Élisabeth Borne will welcome the royal couple at 2 p.m. at Paris-Orly airport. The beginning of a historic go to with a exact protocol which may nicely give the chief a chilly sweat.
Months of preparation
For lower than 48 hours in Paris and fewer than 24 hours in Bordeaux, the state go to of Charles III and Camilla could have required months of preparations. Each element was the topic of intense discussions between French and British companies.
From its journeys to its technique of transport, via the selection of meals and wine, from the state dinner, to the collection of the personalities that the royal couple will meet throughout this keep, France proposes, the crown disposes. Thus, there will probably be no foie gras with truffles, as Elizabeth II appreciated, Charles having banned it from all royal residences.
The spotlight of the ceremonial splendor throughout these two days was the reception on the Palace of Versailles on Wednesday night. Every visitor will probably be introduced to the king and queen consort in a really codified scenography. For instance, custom dictates that the First Girl bows to Charles and Camilla, even when a handshake is taken into account equally well mannered by Buckingham Palace. Alternatively, particularly no kisses, hand kisses or hugs.