Why King Charles's France visit postponed after pension protest?

King Charles III's state visit to France has been postponed after a request by President Emmanuel Macron, Downing Street says.

But both cities were caught up in violence on Thursday, some of the worst since demonstrations began in January.

Buckingham Palace said the decision to postpone the three-day visit by Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, was due to the "situation in France".

"Their Majesties greatly look forward to the opportunity to visit France as soon as dates can be found," the statement added.

Queen Consort and British people have considerable friendship, leading to a postponement due to common sense and respect.

The UK government added the decision had been "taken with the consent of all parties". Mr Macron said France had proposed moving the trip to early summer, "when things calm down again".