The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their two-day Official Visit to Paris at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on March 17th. On Day 2, they met with veterans and victims of terror attacks at Les Invalides, visited the Musée d’Orsay, met with young people, and attended the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby Match. Click HERE to check out Day 1 of the visit.
On Day 2 of the official visit to Paris, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Les Invalides (also known as Hôtel National des Invalides), a group of monuments and museums related to the history of the French military, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans. They learned about contemporary treatment of veterans and also met those affected by the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris and the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day last year.
Afterwards, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Musée d’Orsay, where they toured the Impressionists Gallery and learned from the curator about the iconic works of art. Then, they attended a “Les Voisins in Action” event to highlight the strong ties between the young people of France and the UK at the Trocadéro. The Duke and Duchess watched, and chatted to, young French rugby players from local schools taking part in drills, and met with British and French children from British Council programmes.
Later, the Duke and Duchess said were given flowers from children as the left the British Ambassador’s residence. They attended the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby Match at the Stade de France.This was the first Wales match the Duke has attended since becoming Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. After the match, the Duke and Duchess returned to the United Kingdom.
For the earlier events, the Duke of Cambridge wore a grey suit with a red tie. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Chanel coat with small Cartier Trinity earrings and pendant. She has previously worn a larger version of the set. For the Rugby Match, the Duchess changed into her red Carolina Herrera coat.
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