Prince William will make his first official trip to Paris since his mother’s tragic death

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Paris to meet the French president as Britain gets ready to launch divorce proceedings from the European Union.

While the couple has visited France several times, it’s William’s first official visit to Paris since his mother Diana was killed in a 1997 car accident in the city.

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After meeting President Francois Hollande on Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet with victims and first responders from the deadly 2015 attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other Paris sites. They’re also attending a France-Wales rugby match Saturday.

The visit comes amid anxiety across Europe over Brexit, as British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger this month a move allowing Britain to leave the 28-nation EU.

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