The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge (i.e., Prince William and Kate Middleton) visited France March 17 and 18, according to Vogue. Kensington Palace publicized the official visit ahead of time last month via Instagram. The Kensington Palace Instagram also kept the world posted throughout the trip.
The royal couple first went to the Élysées Palace to meet with François Hollande, France’s president.
That kicked off a busy weekend for the pair that included both matters of state and a few less serious moments, among those meeting French leaders, joining the English ambassador at home for a dinner, and checking out the Musee d’Orsay.
The preliminary schedule for the visit had included the meetings and the dinner, as well as plans to attend a rugby game between Wales and France.
Middleton, ever a style icon, started the trip in a dressy green coat (a St. Patrick’s day outfit), and kept her hair loose. For the dinner with the ambassador, she wore a long silver gown with glittering embellishments.
On the second day in Paris, Elle reported, the two met victims of and emergency workers who responded to two terrorist attacks on French soil: one in Paris the November of 2015, and last year’s attack in Nice on Bastille Day.
They later met a kids’ rugby team for a little R&R. Middleton participated in some play, all the while attired in a neat Chanel dress, a cross-body tweed in navy, green, red and white, with flared three-quarter sleeves and a waist-cinching belt.
She also had a little oxblood leather Chanel purse with a gold handle. Like the first day, she wore her hair down.