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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Croatia
Details announced of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's visit to Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.
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 to celebrate peace, reconciliation, youth empowerment and restoration.
Their Royal Highnesses’ visit will begin in Croatia on 14 March where they will be officially welcomed by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in the capital city of Zagreb. As part of their visit to Zagreb, Their Royal Highnesses will visit the historic Upper Town to see the restoration of buildings that were damaged during bombing in 1991. Their Royal Highnesses will also visit the Croatian National Theatre and will attend an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the British Council in Croatia. After a brief tour of the theatre, The Prince and The Duchess will watch a short performance by children participating in a programme to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Their Royal Highnesses will also view performances by Croatian dancers.
On 15 March, The Prince and The Duchess will visit Osijek. Osijek is the largest city in Slavonia, a region of eastern Croatia, which was on the front line of the war between Croatia and the Yugoslav Army between 1991 and 1995. The Prince of Wales, who has worked for many years to encourage inter-faith dialogue and a greater understanding of different religions, will attend a meeting with faith and community leaders. The meeting has been organised by Osijek’s Centre for Peace and Non-Violence, which is supported by the British Embassy in Zagreb.
The Duchess of Cornwall, who since 2009 has worked to raise awareness of the issues facing those affected by sexual violence, will attend a meeting with local mentors and practitioners on preventing sexual violence. The Duchess will also visit the State Stud Farm in Đakovo, one of the oldest horse farms in Europe, which was visited by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in 1972.
For details on the visit of Their Royal Highnesses to Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, please visit Clarence House.