Finally! An Overseas Royal Tour Is Currently Taking Place. Here’s What We Know

It feels like an eternity since we’ve seen our favorite members of the British royal family traveling the world for royal tours. However, this week, we got a sweet surprise when we learned that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are currently on an official visit to Greece.

On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Athens to attend Greece’s Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations. According to a Clarence House Instagram post, the two-day visit is at the request of the British Government and included an official State Dinner on Wednesday evening followed by events to mark the bicentenary on Thursday.

During last night’s dinner, the 72-year-old royal even gave a speech stating, “My wife and I could not be more delighted to be back in Greece, which has long held the most special place in my heart. After all, Greece is the land of my grandfather; and of my father’s birth, nearly one hundred years ago, in the centenary year of Greek Independence.”

To kick off the second day, the couple joined representatives from Greece, Cyprus, France and Russia at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier for a wreath laying ceremony. Later on, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son attended a meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

This trip marks the first official visit overseas since the U.K. went into its second lockdown. Of course, they took all of the proper precautions during the entire trip. “The Royal Household will take all necessary measures to comply with COVID-19 regulations and guidance in Athens during the course of this event," Clarence House revealed in a statement.

It’s great to see these two back on the road.

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