FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall walk to take part in a two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day at the Balmoral War Memorial, Scotland, Britain May 8, 2020. Amy Muir/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will welcome French President Emmanuel Macron next Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s radio appeal to his countrymen to resist Nazi occupation.
The celebrations will offer a boost to ties between Britain and France at a time when talks with the European Union about a future relationship after a status quo Brexit transition period have all but stalled.
In a statement from Clarence House, Charles and Camilla will formally receive Macron at their residence “with a Guard of Honour formed by Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards accompanied by the Band of the Coldstream Guards”.
De Gaulle’s radio appeal, broadcast