The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are embarking on a two-day trip to Greece to mark the country’s bicentenary of independence however their trip has been met with some criticism. Some people were quick to blast the trip as an “unnecessary jolly” while others suggested it was “One rule for them, one rule for us.”
Prince Charles and Camilla were invited to attend the bicentenary celebrations by Greek Prime Minister, Kyraikos Mitsotkis, and the couple are attending at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Criticism was aimed towards the couple after news broke that people leaving England for a foreign holiday could soon face a £5000 fine.
On Wednesday evening, Charles and Camilla will attend a reception at the newly reopened National Gallery of Greece hosted by the country’s president, Katerina Sakellaropolou. On Thursday, the royal couple will attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square – the central square of Athens – before watching a traditional Greek military parade.