The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to make a two-day trip to Paris, next month. The trip abroad will mark the first official royal visit by the couple to Paris since the untimely death of Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana.
Prince William was just 15 and his brother Prince Harry only 12, when Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. She was just 36 years old.
While the tour will be the Duke and Duchess's first official visit to Paris, William has previously travelled to Paris on a handful of unofficial trips.
Though, any trip to the French capital is undoubtedly an emotional experience for the second in line to the throne.
The royal pair, who were asked by the British government to visit the city, are set to attend a series of official events, including a reception for young French leaders and a formal dinner at the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador.
Unsurprisingly, the duo who have been blissfully married for six years, have also managed to pencil-in some time for themselves in the City of Love.
On March 18, Prince William and Kate Middleton have plans to attend the France v. Wales rugby match at the Stade de France.
In a statement released on Monday, February 13, Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official two-day visit to Paris on 17th and 18th March. Their Royal Highness' visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Full details of the visit will be announced in due course.”
The trip will be eagerly awaited by royal enthusiasts and trendsetters alike, who will turn out in their droves to see what sartorial chances Kate takes in the fashion capital of the world.
We know how much Princess Diana loved her boys, so we're sending positive thoughts to Prince William before his big trip.
This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.