King Charles arrived in France on Wednesday for a three-day state visit, during which he and President Emmanuel Macron will hope to build on symbolism and personal bonds to turn the page on years of rocky relations between the two nations.

After listening to the two national anthems, Charles and Macron proceeded to a review of the troops.

They placed a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier, and Charles rekindled the eternal flame.

“We are so looking forward to joining you in Paris and Bordeaux, as we embark on our first State Visit as King and Queen to France, a country for which we both have the greatest love and admiration. We will celebrate the special bond between our two countries and all that your wonderful country has to offer. À bientôt France!” Charles and Camilla tweeted in English and French, along with a video of Charles getting on the plane.

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