King Charles hailed the “indispensable relationship” between the UK and France as he became the first British monarch to address the French Senate.
Charles said: “Inspired and encouraged by the example of my grandmother and late mother, France has been an essential part of the fabric of my own life for as long as I can remember.
“I have been struck by the warmth of the welcome I have always received and the immense good that can be accomplished when France and the United Kingdom work together.
“Today, on the occasion of my first state visit to France, my conviction in the indispensable relationship between our countries is firmer than it has ever been. »