King Charles will pay his first official visit to France as Monarch in September, according to reports.
Although a specific date has not yet been confirmed, franceinfo reports that it will be announced towards the end of the month.
The 74-year-old Sovereign was scheduled to visit the country earlier this year, but his visit was canceled due to social unrest over President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform.
Charles was scheduled to visit for three days from March 26 to 29, but the French and British governments decided to postpone the visit “to welcome His Majesty King Charles III in conditions that reflect our friendly relationship,” according to the Elysée Palace.
This year has seen some of the worst street rioting in France’s history, after the President’s controversial pension legislation amendments, including raising the retirement age to 64.
On the day before the King was set to arrive, March 23, more than one million demonstrators marched across the country, with 119,000 rallying in Paris alone.
Several dozen people were injured when a town hall in Bordeaux, one of the locations the King was scheduled to visit, was targeted and set on fire.
According to Downing Street, France has requested that the trip, which was to be the King’s first formal foreign visit since taking the throne, be rescheduled.
Following the cancellation of his journey to France, King Charles traveled to Germany as part of his foreign tour schedule.
More violence erupted on the streets of France for days on end at the end of June after a 17-year-old kid of North African heritage, Nahem M, was shot dead by police during a traffic stop on the outskirts of Paris.
The Elysée Palace denied commenting on the rumored September visit, which would include two stops in Paris and Bordeaux, according to Sud-Ouest.
According to the regional daily news agency, Charles and Queen Camilla will now arrive in France around the 20th of September, with a layover in Bordeaux on the 22nd.
September is set to be a busy month, with Pope Francis visiting Marseille on September 22 and 23, as well as France hosting the Rugby World Cup.
The Prince of Wales is expected to accompany his father to Bordeaux to see Wales’ rugby match against Fiji.