Hugh Grant and his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein appeared in great spirits as they arrived at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, ahead of the State Dinner held in honor of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Wednesday.
Up to 180 guests drawn from the worlds of sport, business and the arts will join the royal couple for the black tie soirée at the Palace of Versailles.
The actor, 63, cut a dapper figure in a black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt as he posed for snaps with his wife on the red carpet.
Anna looked exceptionally glamorous in a black velvet gown with a slit that showed off her strappy heels.
She accessorised with an eye-catching pearl necklace and carried a dazzling clutch bag.
Beaming: Hugh Grant and his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein appeared in great spirits as they arrived at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, ahead of the State Dinner held in honor of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Wednesday
Handsome: The actor, 63, cut a dapper figure in a black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt as he posed for snaps with his wife on the red carpet
The VIP guest list for tonight’s State Banquet at Versailles includes Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and French multi-billionaire Bernard Arnault – the richest man in the world.
Organisers have invited a range of celebrities to eat and drink with King Charles and Queen Camilla in the lavish Hall of Mirrors – a space designed to reflect the omnipotence of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
Franco-British actors on the 150-strong guest list include Charlotte Gainsbourg, 52, and Emma Mackey, 27, from the Netflix series, ‘Sex Education’.
Glamourous guests can expect the best of French cuisine, with Michelin-starred chefs Yannick Alléno, Anne-Sophie Pic and Pierre Hermé overseeing the menu – which had to receive the royal stamp of approval.
The dinner will serve as a welcome to the British monarch as his three-day state visit to France gets underway today.
The King and Queen were greeted with a red carpet welcome when they touched down in Paris this afternoon.
The highly-anticipated trip was postponed amid widespread rioting in April, which gripped the French capital and cities across France.
Charles was greeted with shouts of ‘King’ from Paris balconies as he and Queen Camilla received a rapturous welcome for the start of their three-day State Visit to France.
Stunning: Anna looked exceptionally glamorous in a black velvet gown with a slit that showed off her strappy heels
Glam: She accessorised with an eye-catching pearl necklace and carried a dazzling clutch bag
Incredible: Emma Mackey wowed in a figure-hugging black maxi dress, teamed with strappy heels
Event: Up to 180 guests drawn from the worlds of sport, business and the arts will join the royal couple for the black tie soirée at the Palace of Versailles
Looking good: Sir Mick Jagger and his partner Melanie Hamrick were also in attendance
The King beamed and waved at the adoring crowds as he walked through the streets of Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron before they exchanged gifts with one another and held talks at the Elysee Palace ahead of a lavish state dinner later this evening.
Charles and Camilla arrived shortly before 2pm on a private chartered flight from Farnborough, travelling on what is dubbed the ‘baby Voyager’ airbus plane to Paris Orly airport, where they were officially welcomed by the French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, on behalf of President Macron and the French government.
They were also received by foreign secretary James Cleverly, the UK’s ambassador to France Dame Menna Rawlings and the French Ambassador to the UK, Hélène Tréheux-Duchêne.
Camilla was a pop of colour in an elegant dusky pink wool crepe coat dress by Fiona Clare, and a pink beret-shaped hat by milliner Philip Treacy, which she held on to tightly due to blustery conditions as they walked along a red carpet, brushed to perfection earlier.
The royals were then whisked off in the State Bentley to the Arc de Triomphe where they were greeted by the President Macron, 45, and his wife Brigitte, 70, for a ceremony of remembrance and wreath laying at the iconic monument.
King Charles and Queen Camilla have landed in France for their three-day state visit. This afternoon they were welcomed by President Macron at an official ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, where the two leaders went on to lay a wreath
President Emmanuel Macron with his wife Brigitte and Britain’s King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive for a bilateral meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris
The President gave a small bow to the King and Queen, while Bridgette Macron – more business-like than Camilla in a navy jacket and short blue skirt with heels – gave Camilla a friendly kiss on each cheek. President Macron was then seen chuckling with the Queen as she repeatedly tried to keep her hat in place.
The King will have a meeting with the President before attending the black tie event at the Palace of Versailles, where he and Queen Camilla will be joined by Sir Mick Jagger.
A military band played the national anthems of Britain and France before His Majesty was escorted by the President to inspect the soldiers, consisting of the Regimental Band of the Garde Républicaine, the French Colour Part and the Tri-Service Guard of Honour. Meanwhile, the Queen chatted enthusiastically with Madame Macron.
After the Guard Inspection, The King and President Macron made their way to the Plateau, the centre piece of the Arc de Triomphe, where they stopped at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.