When King Charles III and President Emmanuel Macron processed down the Champs-Élysées on Wednesday, it would be unfair to say the cavalry escort outnumbered cheering onlookers. But it would not be far off, and most of those were tourists.
Shortly after landing on their first state visit to France, Charles III and Queen Camilla joined French President Emmanuel Macron and first lady Brigitte Macron at the Arc de Triomphe where they laid wreaths to the countries' war dead.
Two men aged aged 24 and 25 are on trial for assaulting and causing the death of a bus driver in the town of Bayonne, south-west France, during the Covid epidemic in July 2020, after he asked them to wear their face masks.
A 32-year-old woman has died of botulism and several other people, including tourists, are reported to be in intensive care with the illness, after all ate sardines in a fashionable wine bar in the French city of Bordeaux.