Violent pension protests mean King Charles’s France visit is postponed  – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 24, 2023




King Charles’s state visit to France has been postponed, after pension protests turned violent.

The monarch had been due to visit Paris and Bordeaux, but President Emmanuel Macron requested the postponement, after several French cities saw some of the worst violence since demonstrations began in January.

It comes in light of the Macron government’s move to increase the pension age from 62 to 64 and to prolong the number of years of contributions.

No date for a rescheduled visit has been announced, but in a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Their Majesties greatly look forward to the opportunity to visit France as soon as dates can be found.”

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