Princess Anne travels to Paris – but Macron is nowhere to be found.


Princess Anne travels to Paris – but Macron is nowhere to be found.

PRINCESS ANNE has visited Paris to promote British-French ties ahead of the 2024 Olympics, but despite visiting a number of high-profile dignitaries, she has yet to meet Emmanuel Macron.

From Sunday to Monday, the Princess Royal, 71, was in Paris, France, where she planted the first overseas Jubilee Tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. Anne also met with UNESCO/L’Oreal Women in Science award winners and top representatives from the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Jubilee tree was planted in the garden of the British Ambassador’s residence in France by Anne.

The gesture will be repeated in British Embassies and High Commissions, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The tree in the garden of the British Ambassador’s home in France is the first tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy to be planted in a British Embassy.

The French President, however, was not present for the ceremony.

Menna Rawlings, the British Ambassador to France, said she was “delighted” to greet the Princess Royal.

“I am thrilled to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Paris for an exciting program that represents HRH’s interests as well as the UK and France’s shared values and participation on the international stage,” she continued.

“It is a wonderful honor to host this visit and discuss what it means to be such close ‘voisins’ with HRH, from promoting sustainability to celebrating women at the cutting edge of research to looking forward to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

The strength of a “indelible relationship” between France and Britain was highlighted by Anne’s visit.

The British Embassy in France’s official account tweeted: “The royal flag represents the Royal Family’s arrival in France.

“It also symbolizes the strength of our two countries’ unbreakable friendship.

“With HRH The Princess Royal’s request for this formal tour, the first since the outbreak began.”

Since the coronavirus pandemic, no member of the Royal Family has traveled outside of the United Kingdom save Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Following the death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the heir to the throne traveled to Kuwait alone in October 2020 to express his and the Queen’s condolences to the country.

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