Slide Kate Middleton and Prince William, very chic, visiting the Invalides

Lawrence Kim
April 1, 2017

Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images (PARIS) - Prince William and Kate touched down in Paris Friday and kicked off a two-day charm offensive ahead of Brexit by meeting with French President Francois Hollande inside the Elysee Palace and attending a black-tie reception and dinner at the British Embassy. In an interview a year ago, he said he was aware of the criticism and willing to take on more royal duties.On Saturday, the royal couple are due to meet people hurt in a truck attack that killed 86 people in Nice last July and coordinated attacks in Paris in November 2015 when 130 people died.

On Saturday the highlight of the day will see William and Kate attend the Six Nations rugby match between Wales and France at the Stade de France.

A man was shot dead after wrestling a soldier to the ground at Orly Airport and trying to take her rifle, officials said.

But it was a reminder that France remains on high alert for attacks. "She was more close to poor people".

The two-day visit to Paris comes after a week of hard headlines for the prince after he was filmed dancing in a nightclub in Verbier in Switzerland during a weekend away with friends.

She was shot on her birthday as she dined with three female friends outside the restaurant, who all survived the attack.

Noticing the pleated and patterned Chanel dress that Kate was wearing, she told her she was determined to pursue a career in fashion despite her injuries.

"I am ambitious. I am still ambitious".

"But now I want to say we are not only victims, we have lives, we have boyfriends, girlfriends, work". She told the British royals that she wants to show the attackers that "they can not win".

PRINCE William made his first public appearance with Kate and sipped a pint of Guinness after videos of him "dad dancing" and partying on a ski trip emerged.

William and Kate, who met while both studying history of art at university, were shown artworks including one of Monet's iconic paintings of a fog-shrouded Houses of Parliament in London as the crowds snapped them on their phones.

The black-tie event, hosted by Britain's ambassador to France Edward Llewellyn, will celebrate the friendship and cultural ties between the United Kingdom and France and among the guests will be celebrities from the worlds of film and sport.

A young English boy at the event asked William what he thought of Brexit.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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