Charles and Camilla to visit Greece over two days

Tony Jones, PA Court Correspondent
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to travel to Greece next week for an official two-day visit at the request of the Government, Clarence House has announced.

During the visit, from March 24-25, Charles and Camilla will attend the Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations in Athens, following an invitation from Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Clarence House said in a statement: “At the request of the British Government, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations in Athens from 24th-25th March.

“This follows an invitation from the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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Charles tries his hand at dancing during a previous visit to Greece (Andrew Matthews/PA)

“The Bicentenary Event’s Independence Day celebrations will take place from the evening of Wednesday 24th March and will conclude on Thursday 25th March, 2021.”

The brief tour will be Charles’ third official visit to the country following his first in 1998 and a further trip in 2018 with Camilla – her first official visit to Greece.

The couple have already travelled overseas during the pandemic, visiting Germany in November for a brief two-day trip to attend commemorations marking the country’s National Day of Mourning.