A ‘Nice’ Visit With Charles and Camilla: #RoyalVisitFrance

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall kicked off the first leg of their two countries royal Visit today beginning in France.

The tour, at the request of the British government, will highlight the UK’s strong bilateral ties with France and Greece.

Starting in France, Charles and Camilla will emphasise the UK and France’s dedication to counter terrorism and security, education and charitable enterprise. Their Royal Highnesses will also focus on the country’s rich history in the areas of food and viticulture (cultivation of grapevines).

TRH’s were welcomed at the Nice Aeroport by the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi and his wife Laura Tenoudji.

From there they went on to Villa Massena (Massena Museum) where they viewed a copy of a Heinrich von Angeli painting of Queen Victoria, commemorating her numerous visits to Nice. The original is at Windsor Castle.

Charles and Camilla then attended a sombre and moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic attack in Nice at Le Promenade des Anglais in July 2016.

During the commemoration, The Prince of Wales placed a wreath made of flowers from his Highgrove Estate at the memorial.

Charles and Camilla also met with families of the victims of the deadly attack in Nice as well as emergency service members who were on the scene that dreadful day.

Charles and Camilla went on to visit the Fragonard Perfumery where they made their own signature scents, and Charles looked to be enjoying himself painting a soap duck.

Later today, The Prince and The Duchess will attend a reception to celebrate the longstanding connection between Nice and the UK.

This is The Prince of Wales’s thirty-third official visit to France, and The Duchess of Cornwall’s seventh.

Featured Photo Credit: Special thanks to Chris Ship from ITV

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