King Charles made a speech in French as he attended a lavish banquet at the Palace of Versailles during his state visit.
In the emotional speech, the King shared a story about his late parents first official visit to France in 1948.
Speaking to attendees, the King said that his late parents made the visit “shortly after their wedding”.
The King said: “My parents’ first official visit together was to France in 1948, shortly after their wedding.
“By all accounts, they made quite a splash, dancing till the early hours at the glamourous Chez Carrere in the Rue Pierre Charron, serenaded by Edith Piaf.”
He continued: “I suspect it may have left an indelible impression on me, even six months before I was born – La Vie en Rose is one of my favourite songs to this day!”
Also in attendance at the dinner, which included a rare delicacy of blue lobster, was the French President, Emmanuel Macron and his wife.
The King and Queen arrived in Paris for the three-day France tour on Wednesday afternoon, via a royal jet.
The royal couple’s visit will conclude in Bordeaux on Friday, September 22.