The announcement of the presence of three members of the British royal family to the celebration of 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme causing great inconvenience to the French Foreign Ministry, after the owner of a five-star hotel, the only area where you big event, refused to make available beds, according Voici.fr.
British royal family delegation will include Prince William, second in line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom, his wife Kate Middleton and his younger brother, Prince Harry. However, the owner of Le Marotta, the only five-star accommodation in Amiens, a city in northern France, has refused to comply booking made on behalf of the royal family of Great Britan. “Quai d’Orsay contacted us in January to see if we could host the royal family at the end of June during ceremonies commemorating” admitted to Courrier Picard Olivier Walt, owner of the hotel. PHOTO British royal family – skiing in the French Alps “I rejected the offer. It is impossible for this period. The hotel is packed. Nothing we can do since people have booked and paid them a few months ago, “he said. Battle of the Somme, the first joint Franco-British offensive of World War I ended, from July 1916 to November 1918, with 400,000 deaths among belligerents. Britain has paid a heavy toll. On July 1, 1916, in a single day, more than 20,000 British soldiers lost their lives on the banks of the River Somme, AFP notes.