Royal visit to the Czech Republic
02.03.2010 / 12:41
TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Czech Republic on 20-23 March 2010.
From 20-23 March HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic on their Central Europe tour. The main focus of this tour was protection of the common cultural and environmental heritage, as well as the sustainable development projects which mirror the issues The Prince has been involved in for years through a number of his charities.
The Royal couple have, among other meetings and engagements, met President Václav Klaus at the Prague Castle and held a guided tour on the Castle and its gardens. Later they went to see the St Cyril and Methodej church to commemorate the IIWW heroes who had assasinated Reinhard Heydrich and spoke to the Czech veterans who served in the UK during the WWII. Later TRH attended an opera performance of Don Giovanni at the historical Estates Theatre in Prague, where this W. A. Mozart´s masterpiece was premiered in 1787. The Prince travelled to Moravia to see the eco-village of Hostětín and to discuss environmental issues with the Masaryk University students in Brno.
The Prince of Wales had visited the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia earlier, in 2000, 1994, 1992 and 1991. The Duchess of Cornwall spent several days in the Czech Republic on a privat visit.
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From left: Mrs Jana Žantovská, Ambassador Michael Žantovský, Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles.