Royal Family LIVE: ‘Not a holiday!’ Charles and Camilla arrive in Greece to harsh backlash

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Charles and Camilla will arrive in Athens later today for a two-day trip to mark the bicentenary of its independence. The royal couple have been criticised for going ahead with the planned visit, as it comes just days before Britons face £5,000 fines for going abroad. But some royal fans have defended the pair, and starkly pointed out the trip is “not a holiday”.

Charles and Camilla were invited to Greece by prime minister Kyraikos Mitsotkis to attend Independence Day celebrations.

People were quick to blast the trip as an unnecessary “jolly” and suggested the couple could have contributed via video-call instead.

One person even suggested it is: “One rule for them, one rule for us.”

But royal fans were quick to point out the trip abroad was a planned foreign engagement made on behalf of the British Government.

One person said: “It’s not a holiday, it is a two day working trip!”

Another user fumed: “Oh dear they have gone on a prearranged visit to mark an important event in Greece’s history, are you all getting like Harry and Megan now and storing up perceived slights too.”

A third said: “Some can’t cope with good news and only see the negative. Hesitated when I saw the headline, wonderful news and what a boost for Prince Philip and Her Majesty.”

Charles and Camilla will ensure they are compliant with Covid-19 regulations during their two-day trip.

They will attend a reception at the newly reopened National Gallery of Greece on Wednesday evening hosted by Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the country’s president.

On Thursday they will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens and watch a traditional Greek military parade.


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