All Aboard! King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla Share Details of Their First State Visit of the New Reign

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla are packing their bags and preparing to jet across Europe later this month. The royal couple just revealed that they will be embarking on their first state visit of the new reign.

The news was shared on the official royal family Instagram account, with a post that read, “The King and The Queen Consort will travel to France and Germany for the first State Visit of the new reign, from 26th March to 31st March 2023. The visit will celebrate Britain’s relationship with France and Germany, marking our shared histories, culture and values.” (The caption was also typed out in French and German.)

This will be the couple's first state visit since His Majesty became king back in September 2022. Then, later in the spring, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will officially be coronated into their new roles on Saturday, May 6.

Further details of the trip were shared on the royal family website, where they wrote, “[This trip] will also provide an opportunity to look forwards and demonstrate the many ways the U.K. is working in partnership with France and Germany, whether that be to tackle climate change; respond to the conflict in Ukraine; seize trade and investment opportunities or share the best of our arts and culture.”

King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
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The royal pair will be in France from March 26 to March 29 and then spend time in Germany from the 29th until the 31st of the month. For a full breakdown of their trip, you can read the itinerary here.

Since ascending to the throne, King Charles has visited a number of spots across the U.K. with his wife, but we'll be looking forward to their trip to foreign country as monarch and queen consort.

King Charles in Scotland.
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Safe travels to the couple!

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