Camilla visits sights in Paris

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is on her first solo international engagement, will visit the Louvre in Paris today. Camilla is also due to see blacksmiths working at La Garde Rebulicaine and visit a typical French produce market.

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Camilla set for Louvre visit on final day in Paris

The Duchess of Cornwall will complete her two-day visit to Paris by sampling a slice of French culture.

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Louvre in Paris, Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Camilla is expected to take in some of the capital's most famous sights - including a visit to the Louvre.

The Duchess is also due to see blacksmiths working at La Garde Rebulicaine and visit a typical French produce market.

The royal, who lived in the capital while studying at the Institut Brittanique during the 1960s, spent yesterday meeting volunteers and staff at the French social enterprise charity Emmaus, of which she is the UK royal patron.

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Camilla gives first international solo speech in French

The Duchess of Cornwall has delivered her first solo international speech in French to members of the Emmaus community in Bougival, Paris.

Camilla asked her addressees to forgive her "rather rusty French", explaining it was 50 years since she studied in the French capital.

It is a huge privilege for me to be here with you today in Paris, where theEmmaus movement began sixty years ago. Following Abbé Pierre’s famousappeal on Radio Luxembourg, this ‘uprising of kindness’ became the start of aworldwide movement of solidarity to protect those who are without shelter orhope.

As Patron of Emmaus UK, over the past few years I have had the honour ofvisiting several Emmaus communities in England. I have found that eachone offers companions the same opportunities - to rebuild their lives, regaintheir dignity and self-respect, and develop new skills.

– Duchess of Cornwall

She added: "I am sure that by sharing ideas, knowledge - and of course, know-how - we can continue the legacy of this generous and inspirational priest."

Duchess of Cornwall arrives in France

The Duchess of Cornwall arrives in Paris for her first foreign solo trip. Credit: ITV News

The Duchess of Cornwall has arrived in Paris for her first foreign solo trip.

Camilla is travelling to the French capital for a two-day trip on behalf of her charity Emmaus UK.

She will visit two of the Emmaus Communities to learn more about the origins of the homeless charity and recent developments.

Camilla 'dreading' making speech in French

The Duchess of Cornwall is "dreading" making a speech in French, she confided to reporters ahead of her first foreign solo trip, The Telegraph reported.

I haven’t spoken French since I was 16 and I wouldn’t even say it was basic. But they have somehow persuaded me to give a speech in French. It has taken years off me, I can tell you.

I haven’t spoken it since I was 16 – that’s almost half a century ago. If it all goes wrong then I will need to clap loudly and disguise it. I will give you all signs to hold up too.

– The Duchess of Cornwall

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Camilla to attend reception celebrating Brits in France

The Duchess of Cornwall will undertake a number of public engagements in Paris as part of her first solo foreign trip.

In addition to visiting the French arm of her charity Emmaus UK, Camilla will attend a reception hosted by ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts to celebrate British people who have made their mark in France.

The Duchess of Corrnwall Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Tomorrow Camilla will visit the Garde Republicaine, where she will view an equestrian display and meet members of the Garde and their families.

The Duchess will also visit a French market, take a tour of the Louvre and visit the workshop of one of the leading French couture houses.

Duchess of Cornwall on first solo foreign trip

The Duchess of Cornwall will begin a two-day trip to Paris today on her first solo international engagement.

Camilla will travel to Paris primarily on behalf of her charity Emmaus UK, which has its roots in France and of which she has been patron since 2006.

The Duchess of Cornwall briefly lived in France in the 1960s Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The charity supports former homeless people, to help them get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

The Duchess will visit two Emmaus Communities to learn more about the origins of the charity and recent developments.

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