King Charles III (74) and his wife Queen Camilla (76) arrived in Paris on Wednesday (September 20th) for a state visit. The highlight of Charles’ first day in the French capital was a festive state banquet in the evening at the Palace of Versailles, where French President Emmanuel Macron (45) and his wife Brigitte Macron (70) welcomed the royal couple.

Queen Camilla and Brigitte Macron opted for navy blue ball gowns for the festive occasion, while their husbands appeared in tuxedo jackets with black bow ties. The illustrious guests at the gala dinner in the famous Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles included Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (80) and British actor Hugh Grant (63).

The invited French and English celebrities initially had to contend with the adverse weather conditions when they arrived in the castle’s inner courtyard. Because on Wednesday there was stormy weather in Paris, which not only blew away Stones frontman Jagger’s hairstyle. The 80-year-old superstar, who owns a castle in France, appeared in a black tuxedo and white shirt, as well as a gray scarf. His 36-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick cut an extremely elegant figure in a figure-hugging black dress with a stunning silver cape.

In addition to Jagger, his compatriot, the British actor Hugh Grant, also took part in the gala dinner with his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein. Eberstein wore a black velvet dress with a slit for the occasion. She combined strappy sandals, an eye-catching pearl necklace and a glamorous clutch.

At the state banquet in honor of King Charles III. A total of 180 guests were invited, including the acting stars Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Nymphomaniac”, 52) and Emma Mackey (“Sex Education”, 27). The currently richest European, French multi-billionaire Bernard Arnault (74), was also on the guest list. Numerous football stars such as the former French coach of Arsenal London Arsène Wenger (73), ex-Chelsea professional Didier Drogba (45) and the French world and European football champion Patrick Vieira (47) were also present.

Actually, King Charles III should. traveled to France more than six months ago. But President Emmanuel Macron had to contend with unrest in the capital at the time. Today, Wednesday, the English King arrived in Paris with his wife, Queen Camilla.

A memorial ceremony and wreath-laying ceremony for the victims of the two world wars took place at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in the presence of Macron and his wife. During the event, fighter jets from both countries thundered in formation over the heads of those present.

The presidential couple and the royal couple seemed to get along well throughout the day. Brigitte Macron, for example, helped Queen Camilla several times to adjust her navy blue cape in the stormy weather in front of the Palace of Versailles.