The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at a wreath laying in Athens

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Athens, Greece, to celebrate the bicentenary of Greek Independence

24th- 25th March 2021

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 on Thursday 25th March. This follows an invitation from the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis.  

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. 

Their Royal Highnesses will attend a Reception at the newly re-opened  National Gallery of Greece on the evening of the 24th March hosted by the President of the Republic, Her Excellency Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Their Royal Highnesses will also attend a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square and a traditional military parade on the 25th March. 

NOTES TO EDITORS 

  • The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall last visited Greece in May 2018; 
  • The Prince of Wales has visited Greece twice (1998 and 2018) in an official capacity;
  • The Prince of Wales made his first official visit to Greece in 1998;
  • The Duchess of Cornwall made her first official visit to Greece in 2018.