Kate and Prince William are due to visit Paris this weekend, nearly 20 years after Princess Diana’s tragic and untimely death in the French capital.

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Princess Diana died after being fatally injured in a car accident on 31st August 1997. The car crash shocked the world. Princess Diana’s loss was felt globally as it was announced that she had lost her life in the terrible tragedy.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been asked to visit Paris by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Although there is no official scheduled visit to the site of his mother’s death or any of the places throughout the city she spent her final days, Princess Diana will no doubt be on Prince William’s mind throughout the trip.

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The official two-day visit to Paris will see the couple undertake a number of visits and attend a series of different events throughout the city.

One of the trip’s key events is a black tie dinner at the British ambassador’s residence in France. The formal evening will see Kate step out in front of the critical French fashion press, just as Princess Diana did.

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The Duchess of Cambridge will no doubt impress them with her style and grace. Kate is expected to wear a British designer for the evening. This would continue her role as a brilliant ambassador for British designers and fashion.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also attend a rugby match at the Stade de France. Kate and William are known to be keen rugby fans and are often spotted enjoying the sport.

The itinerary also includes a reception for young French leaders. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to leave for Paris on Friday afternoon. Their journey will follow a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday 17th March.