Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in Greece for two-day visit
Prince Charles and Camilla headed to the heart of Athens this morning to watch the Greek Independence Day military parade. The senior royals were pictured at Syntagma Square wearing face coverings and holding the parade’s programme.
The Prince of Wales was also spotted affectionately protecting his wife from the chilly weather, pulling up a white blanket on her legs.
To attend the solemn parade, marking the anniversary of Greece’s uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1821, Prince Charles donned his medals.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence, Charles and Camilla also attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier.
The parade took place in a COVID-safe setting, with all attendees wearing face coverings and social distancing.
Prince Charles and Camilla watched a military parade in Athens
Prince Charles and Camilla travelled to Greece on behalf of the British Government
Thousands of people normally gather in the main streets of central Athens to watch the parade waving Greek flags.
However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the Greek government to hold more subdued celebrations.
Charles and Camilla’s first royal visit abroad in more than 12 months follows an invitation from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and is being carried out on behalf of the British Government.
However, the royal couple were still criticised by some…