The Prince of Wales is to deliver a post Brexit message of friendship to the people of Greece, describing the ties with the UK as “strong and vital”.
In a speech due to be delivered at an official state dinner hosted at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Wednesday to mark the Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations, he will say: “Today, as in 1821, Greece can count on her friends in the United Kingdom.
“The ties between us are strong and vital, and make a profound difference to our shared prosperity and security.
“Just as our histories are closely bound together, so too are our futures.”
The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall are making the rare overseas trip on behalf of the British government.
It is only the second foreign visit carried out by the Royal Family in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the events they will attend are focused around marking the bicentenary, Brexit is also likely to an underlying reason for the visit.
Throughout the tumultuous Brexit process, the Royal Family have regularly visited EU countries on behalf of the UK government, delivering messages of friendship and helping to maintain ties with key European partners.
This visit comes at another key moment, with relations with EU countries strained due to the disagreement…