Prince William and his wife, Kate, praised the courage of survivors of the 2015 extremist attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other Paris sites, meeting them on the second day of their visit to the French capital

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are welcomed by school children and students from the British Council's Somme project as they arrive at the Trocadero square, with the Eiffel Tower in background, in Paris, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

- Associated Press
Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:11 pm EDT

PARIS (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate met Saturday with survivors of the 2015 extremist attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and other city sites on the second day of their visit to the French capital.

During a visit to the Invalides monument, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praised the courage of two victims who described the circumstances of their wounds and the effects on their lives.

One victim, identified only by her first name, Jessica, was wounded by seven bullets in one of the attacks, on a bar. She told the British royals that she wants to show the attackers that "they cannot win."

"I am ambitious. I am still ambitious. I need to live and to work," she said.

"You're very brave," Kate said.

The couple also played a bit of rugby with children and met pupils from the British School of Paris. William rebuffed a pupil's question about what he thought of Britain's Brexit vote to leave the 28-nation European Union, saying he could not answer. British royals are not supposed to engage in politics.

The trip is William's first official visit to Paris since his mother died here in a 1997 car crash. The visit doesn't include any official memorial events for Diana.

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