Posted: 24.03.2023 16:48:00

Charles III’s state visit to France postponed due to protests over pension reform

The visit of King Charles III of Great Britain to France, which was supposed to take place from March 26th to 29th, has been postponed due to ongoing protests over pension reform in the country, TASS reports


The French presidency announced, “Given the announcement of another national day of protests against pension reform on Tuesday March 28th, the visit of Charles III, initially scheduled from 26th-28th March, has been postponed.”

It is noted that the decision was made after a telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and the British monarch. France’s Elysée Palace explained the postponement of the visit by the need ‘to be able to welcome Charles III in conditions which correspond our friendly relationship’, adding that ‘the state visit will be rescheduled as soon as possible’.