King Charles III will make his first state visits as monarch to France and Germany.

The visit is an attempt to repair ties with Britain's European neighbours after years of strained relations as a result of Brexit.

The visit is significant because it will be a British monarch's first state visit since 2015.

The trip will take place from March 26 to March 31, and Charles will be accompanied by the queen consort Camilla.

They will be hosted by French President Emanuel Macron and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The visit will commemorate the two countries' shared history and values.

The emphasis will be on environmental preservation and cooperation in the Ukraine war.

At Windsor Castle, Charles recently met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a breakthrough in negotiations over the post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.