Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

British royals: William and Kate visit Paris as Brexit looms

By The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate are coming to Paris to meet the French president as Britain readies to launch divorce proceedings from the European Union.

While the couple has visited France several times, it is William's first official visit to, Paris, since his mother Diana was killed in a car accident in the city in 1997.

After meeting President Francois Hollande Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet with victims and first responders from the 2015 attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other Paris sites. They are also attending a France-Wales rugby match Saturday.

The visit comes amid anxiety across Europe over Brexit, as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger by the end of this month an article allowing Britain to leave the EU.

2017-03-17 08:36:25 GMT

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