In Paris, King Charles III of Britain encouraged France and the United Kingdom to renew their relationship on Wednesday, as both nations work towards improving their ties following years of tension caused by Brexit discussions.
During the first day of his three-day visit to France, the king emphasized the importance of strengthening the friendship between the two countries in order to face the challenges of the 21st century. He made these remarks at a banquet dinner held at the Palace of Versailles, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. The king also expressed his eagerness for a renewed Entente Cordiale between France and the United Kingdom, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year.
The ruler of Britain did not specifically mention Brexit, but alluded to the complicated relationship between the two countries.
The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, a location steeped in French history and symbolism of wealth, absolute rule, and the French Revolution, hosted a grand banquet dinner. This event brought together notable figures from the worlds of entertainment, business, and politics, spanning both sides of the Channel. Among the guests were renowned musician Mick Jagger, former soccer manager Arsène Wenger, and the world’s second wealthiest person, Bernard Arnault.
In his speech, Macron expressed that France and the U.K. will face the challenges of the modern world together despite the strains caused by Brexit.
The president of France expressed confidence that despite Brexit, both countries will continue to play a significant role in shaping the future of the continent. He addressed this statement to her majesty, the Queen.