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FRENCH FORAY: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Les Invalides over the weekend as part of a two-day, official visit to Paris, where they learned about the programs it offers in aid of veterans. They also met with first responders and victims of the Bataclan and Nice attacks.

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Kate Middleton wore Chanel from head-to-toe, pairing a printed dress with a skinny belt and quilted bag. She accessorized her look with earrings, necklace and watch — all from Cartier.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel

The Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel  Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

 

The Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel

The Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel  Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

The young royals also attended an event involving children and teens from France and the U.K., met with school children from the British Council’s Somme project and with French rugby fans.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge speak to young French rugby fans at an event at the Trocadero in Paris, France, to highlight the ties between the young people of France and the UK on day two of their visit to the French capital.Prince William and Catherine Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Paris, France - 18 Mar 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel and Prince William at an event to highlight the ties between the young people of France and the U.K.  REX/Shutterstock

They also took a trip to the Impressionist Gallery at the Musée d’Orsay, where they spoke to the curators about the gallery’s collections, which will be exhibited at the Tate Britain later this year.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (in Chanel) visit the Musee D'Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel visit the Musee D’Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.  REX/Shutterstock

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (in Chanel) visit the Musee D'Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in Chanel visit the Musee D’Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.  REX/Shutterstock

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit the Musee D'Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Paris, France - 18 Mar 2017

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit the Musee D’Orsay on the second day of their official visit to Paris.  REX/Shutterstock

The young royals attended a Six Nations rugby game with Wales and France competing. Held at the Stade de France, this will be the duke’s first royal engagement as the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, a role he took over from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth in December.

The duchess swapped her Chanel dress for a red CH Carolina Herrera coat. She donned the coat during her Canadian royal tour last September.

The Duchess of Cambridge (in Carolina Herrera) at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match

The Duchess of Cambridge in Carolina Herrera at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match.  SAIDI/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (in Carolina Herrera) at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in Carolina Herrera at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match.  SAIDI/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (in Carolina Herrera) at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in Carolina Herrera at the France vs. Wales Six Nations Rugby match.  SAIDI/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

On Friday, the duke and duchess attended a ceremony and parade at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England, and presented shamrocks to members of the Irish Guards before leaving for Paris where they were greeted by French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace. They attended a reception hosted by the British Embassy followed by a black-tie dinner.

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According to many royal-watchers, the duke and duchess are working as unofficial Brexit ambassadors, their visits aimed at strengthening ties between the U.K. and the continent. It’s no coincidence that they will visit France, one of the countries that has offered up some of the toughest talk about Britain’s exit from the European Union, just two weeks before Prime Minister Theresa May is set to trigger Article 50, and the negotiation talks.

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