Buckingham Palace has confirmed that King Charles and Queen Camilla will travel to France for a three-day state visit on September 20.
The trip was originally scheduled for March but was postponed owing to countrywide mass strikes and social instability dominating the country at the time.
Buckingham Palace said: “The visit will mark the shared history, culture, and values of the UK and France.”
The initial visit was canceled just two days before the King and Queen were meant to leave the UK, with them continuing to Germany.
They were scheduled to visit France on Sunday, March 26, before traveling to Germany on Wednesday, March 29, and wrapping out the tour on Friday, March 31.
Despite the cancellation of the French leg, Charles and Camilla flew to Germany to visit Berlin and Hamburg on their first official foreign tour as monarchs.
The royal pair were scheduled to visit Paris and Bordeaux in March, and their itinerary for the trip next month is expected to be similar.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The King and Queen will undertake a State Visit to France, visiting Paris and Bordeaux, from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September 2023.
“The visit will celebrate the shared history, culture, and values of the United Kingdom and France.”
During Their Majesties’ visit, President Macron is also set to host a state banquet in their honor.
The Foreign Office urged the royals to visit France to enhance connections with Britain’s European neighbors in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which poses a threat to regional and global security.
The trip was initially postponed due to protests over President Macron’s proposal to raise France’s retirement age from 62 to 64 without parliamentary approval.
Unions planned a new round of strikes on Tuesday, March 28, the day Charles and Camilla were scheduled to visit Bordeaux.
The royal visit to Germany in March went off without a hitch, with the royal couple receiving a full ceremonial greeting at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate upon their arrival.
They held a state luncheon at Bellevue Palace that night before the King met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and addressed the Bundestag, the German Parliament, the next day.
On their final day in Hamburg, the royals paid tribute to World War II casualties by visiting the Kindertransport Memorial, which was built to honor Jewish children forced to flee persecution.
There were also some lighter moments, such as meeting Germany’s Eurovision entry Lord of the Lost, and enjoying a pint at a food market.