Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Greece

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on an Official Visit to Greece on March 24th and 25th, to attend the Greek Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations at the invitation of the Greek Prime Minister and at the request of the British Government. The Prince and Duchess last made an Official Visit to Greece in 2018.

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Following their arrival in Athens, on the evening of March 24th, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended a Reception at the newly re-opened National Gallery of Greece hosted by the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which has a collection of more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, engravings and other art forms.

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In the evening, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were guests at an Official Dinner hosted by President Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, where the Prince gave a Speech, speaking about the ties between the UK and Greece. The Presidential Mansion is the former New Royal Palace of Athens, where the Prince attended the Wedding Ball of King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark in 1964.

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The following morning, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall joined representatives from Greece, Cyprus, France and Russia at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier for a wreath laying ceremony, before viewing a military parade by members of the Hellenic Armed Forces, followed by a flypast, at Syntagma Square. Later, the Prince and Duchess visited President Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Mansion.

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Later, the Prince of Wales had a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, before visiting the Athens City Hall, where the Mayor of Athens presented the Prince with the Gold Medal of Honour for services to the city and to Greece. The Duchess met representatives from Diotima, a charity working to end discrimination against women and provide support to domestic violence survivors, and also spoke to members of the police service’s newly established Domestic Violence Unit. Following this, the Prince and Duchess departed Greece to return to Britain.

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