The Duchess of Cambridge ups her fashion game on Paris visit

MARK STEWART    
   STARE Kate with Prince William after arriving in Paris

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in the French capital, just hours after attending a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow. The Duchess of Cambridge styled her hair in a voluminous blowout and had on a Chanel dress with Tod's fringed leather pumps.

Speaking ahead of the arrival of the royal couple, the ambassador said: "This is a very exciting and special day, the first official visit by the royal couple, by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Paris".

After the visit to Les Invalides, Kate, an art history major, got quite a treat when the couple toured the Impressionist Gallery of the Musée d'Orsay, and saw their collection of pieces by Manet, Monet, and Degas, according to People.

Later, at a dinner, William read out a message from the Queen to France saying: "I retain an enduring affection for this lovely country and its people".

William and Kate made their first joint public appearance since the ordeal Friday, stepping out for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in London before dashing off to Paris, where William's mother Princess Diana passed away almost 20 years ago, for their two-day royal tour.

A royal source said that Kate is "disappointed" with her husband's rowdy behavior from the ski trip, but the incident will not break the couple apart in any significant way. Kate then changed her look again, this time opting for a custom-made ice blue Jenny Packham dress, and joined William at a dinner hosted by British Ambassador Edward Llewellyn.

William and Kate's two-day visit to Paris comes in the month that Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Article 50, beginning Brexit negotiations.

Kate Middleton has given us a real fashion show for his first official visit to Paris, meant to strengthen the bonds of the Franco-British friendship in times of Brexit.

This is a country they know well but their first visit is an important and significant moment.

William pledged Friday that Britain will retain close links with France despite Brexit as they attended a star-studded dinner at the British embassy with film stars Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou and Kristin Scott-Thomas. Kate looked stunning as ever for the occasion, wearing a black gown by Alexander McQueen.

Before leaving Paris William and Kate will be guests at the Six Nations rugby match between Wales and France at the Stade de France.

During last year's visit to Germany, Prince William gave a speech at a gala event alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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