King warned to ‘stay away from Versailles’ by French politician as millions set to protest


A number of protests have broken out in Paris following the President’s decision to increase the retirement age, with King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, set to visit on Sunday.

Westminster Abbey: Protesters gather against King Charles

But it is thought this event could now be moved due to the number of protests taking place in the city.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, a regular presidential candidate and leader of the France Unbowed party, warned Charles that “it’s not the right time” for a State Visit.

He added: “Mr King, listen, we have nothing against you here, but you’re the king of the English – that’s your business – but you should stay away from Versailles.”

King Charles

Charles has been warned to stay away (Image: Getty)

A concert was to be held in the Royal Chapel, and then dinner would have been served on Duplessis porcelain plates made during the reign of Louis XV.

But demonstrators, including opposition politicians, have accused Mr Macron of being completely out of touch with the lives of ordinary people.

“It’s amazing” said MP Sandrine Rousseau. “We are going to have Emmanuel Macron, the Republican monarch meeting Charles III while people in the street are demonstrating.

“Can this really be happening? This is an incredible denial of democracy. Something is happening in this country – is the priority really to receive Charles III at Versailles?”


Litters has been strewn across the streets (Image: AP)

Litter has been seen strewn across the streets as a number of workers go on protest following Macron’s decision to raise the retirement age last Thursday.

The measure was forced through decree and was not subject to a parliamentary vote.

Millions are set to gather during the day – with the biggest airport in France blocked by demonstrators this morning, reports MailOnline.Palace of Versailles

A banquet is due to be held on Monday (Image: Getty)

Beyond riots, anti-Macron protests in France have included some 10,000 tonnes of rubbish building up on the streets of Paris after binmen withdrew their labour.

A Buckingham Palace source said the situation in France “was being monitored,” but there were no immediate plans to cancel the trip.

The biggest march will be between Place de la Bastille and Opera in Paris, where most of the 5000 police will be concentrated.


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