Despite a massive mobilization in France, the British government was not informed of “any change of plan”.
By NB with AFP
Ihe British government said Thursday “not to be aware of any change of plan” concerning the visit of Charles III to France, agitated by a major social movement against a controversial pension reform. King Charles is due to arrive on a state visit on Sunday, which is likely to be disrupted by protests. “I am not aware of any plans to change the plan,” a Downing Street spokesman said Thursday.
The monarch is expected in France as part of his first state visit since assuming the throne in September. Accompanied by his wife Queen Camilla, he will stay there until March 29 before going to Germany until March 31. Charles III must in particular attend with President Emmanuel Macron a ceremony under the Arc de Triomphe and participate in a banquet at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, before going to Bordeaux.
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The program could however be disrupted, the unions mobilized against the pension reform in France having already announced that the royal visit was “in their sights”. Buckingham Palace ensures to follow the situation closely.
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