The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo from 14 to 19 March 2016. Their Royal Highnesses will undertake a broad range of engagements in Kosovo to celebrate reconciliation and interfaith dialogue, and the efforts of people from Kosovo and Britain to build a better future for Kosovo. It will be the Prince of Wales’ second visit to Kosovo (he previously visited in 1999) and the Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit.
Their Royal Highnesses’ will arrive in Pristina on 18 March where they will be officially welcomed by President Atifete Jahjaga. The following day The Prince and The Duchess will join the President to take part in a memorial ceremony for those missing since the war. Their Royal Highnesses will lay flowers at the Missing Persons Monument at the Parliament building in Pristina. The Duchess of Cornwall and President Jahjaga will also meet survivors of sexual violence to hear about the challenges they have faced in seeking justice and the work of the President’s National Council.
The Prince of Wales will visit Prizren where he will attend the interfaith conference organised in conjunction with the Kosovan Government. His Royal Highness will also attend a wreath-laying ceremony at KFOR HQ ‘Film City’ in memory of those UK and KFOR personnel who lost their lives on operations in Kosovo. Her Royal Highness will visit the Ideas Partnership in Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje to see how disadvantaged groups are being helped through educational and economic empowerment.
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The Prince of Wales has visited the Western Balkans eight times, including to Kosovo in September 1999. This is the Duchess of Cornwall’s first official visit to Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
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