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Old 05-26-2013, 04:47 PM
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The Duchess of Cornwall: Visit to Paris 27-28 May 2013

Press release from Clarence House :

https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/med...ll-visit-paris

"Le Monde" about this first solo trip of the Duchess :

Camilla, duchesse de Cornouailles, sort de l'ombre
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:23 AM
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Looking forward to her visit.

Hopefully someone would come up with photos taken when Camilla was in Paris in 1963. She would have been just 15.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:01 AM
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What type of visit is this? Is it official? Or some charity-related?
Ant details of her schedule?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:05 AM
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The Clarence House press release Nico posted has a scheduele of the events Camilla will take part in.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:31 AM
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What type of visit is this? Is it official? Or some charity-related?
From the press release:

"Her Royal Highness will be travelling 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."
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:37 AM
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@RE_DailyMail: Camilla is visiting the French capital on behalf of charity Emmaus UK, which helps homeless men and women http://t.co/czMDHlOgEL

@RE_DailyMail: Today I am on the Eurostar to Paris with the Duchess of Cornwall, undertaking her first solo foreign visit as a royal http://t.co/cMOih6WeoF

@RE_DailyMail: And the Duchess of Cornwall has arrived in Paris for the start of her first solo foreign visit on behalf of emmaus uk http://t.co/lXSYExPG9s
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:24 AM
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Article from "Le Figaro"

Camilla en visite en solo à Paris
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:30 AM
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@ClarenceHouse: The Duchess of Cornwall arrives in Paris & is greeted by Sir Peter Ricketts, HM's ambassador to France #HRHinParis http://t.co/5uBKeSjakx

@RE_DailyMail: Duchess of Cornwall says of having to give a speech in French on her first solo trip to Paris:'It has taken years off me, I can tell you!'
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A first gallery of the Duchess' visit to Paris:



** gettyimages/zimbio: The Duchess Of Cornwall Attends First Solo Overseas Engagement In Paris **




** telegraph.co.uk: Duchess 'dreading' first French speech **


** express.co.uk: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, takes Eurostar to Paris to learn more about homeless charity **
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Camillas's reaction to first solo overseas trip: "it'll probably be my last" pic.twitter.com/qmA69Qd0PN
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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-
Camilla's first solo foreign trip - ITV News
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The Duchess of Cornwall: Camilla admits nerves as she begins her first official solo engagement in French capital | Mail Online
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Duchess of Cornwall gives first French speech


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Old 05-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Reception at the British Embassy :

Camilla Parker Bowles Pictures - Camilla Parker Bowles Attends First Solo Overseas Engagement - Zimbio

The press coverage of the visit is quite important :

http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/camill...1672654_23.php

http://www.leparisien.fr/diaporama-v...3302&pub=96135

http://lci.tf1.fr/people/camilla-a-p...o-7976512.html
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'C'est magnifique Hooky Street': Camilla given a 'hooky' watch by British Ambassador | Royal | News | Daily Express

The watch is not as "hooky" as it seems. LIP watches were hugely popular in France in the 60's and 70's and were famous for their high quality. Being a watch collector myself, this Cartier inspired one is a great find and at 10 euros a real bargain.
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Small video from AFP

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Thank you for this. My french is more an a little rusty - could you tell us what the tome of the reports are - ie favourable, pleased, critical etc.

Many thanks
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:08 PM
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The tone is hugely favourable as Emmaus is very very popular here in France. The thing is that she apparently asked to come and visit the french branch, so people are pleasantly surprised. Camilla is not a well known figure here, or to be honest known for the wrong reasons so the French are discovering her through one of the most popular charity of the country, which is a good thing.
The press is eager to underline the fact that it's her first solo trip abroad and that she's gaining more confidence and becoming a key figure of the BRF.
There's no dangerous comparison, no insinuation and no cynism ... for the moment. You can expect some from the yellow press next week ...
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The tone is hugely favourable as Emmaus is very very popular here in France. The thing is that she apparently asked to come and visit the french branch, so people are pleasantly surprised. Camilla is not a well known figure here, or to be honest known for the wrong reasons so the French are discovering her through one of the most popular charity of the country, which is a good thing.
The press is eager to underline the fact that it's her first solo trip abroad and that she's gaining more confidence and becoming a key figure of the BRF.
There's no dangerous comparison, no insinuation and no cynism ... for the moment. You can expect some from the yellow press next week ...
Thanks Nico - that is good news.
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