Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Royal Tour of Western Balkans: March 14th - 19th

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla tour the Western Balkans March 14th - 19th. The tour focuses on peace, reconciliation, youth empowerment and restoration.

Total Engagements
Joint: 23
Charles Solo: 20
Camilla Solo: 14



Monday 14th Zagreb, Croatia (5)
  • Joint - Official welcomed by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and husband Mr. Jakov Kitarovic at Presidential Palace 
  • Joint - Visit the historic Upper Town 
    • See restorations of buildings that were damaged during bombing in 1991
  • Joint - Meet with Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Tihomir Oreškovic and wife Mrs. Oreškovic.
  •  Joint - Visit the Croatian National Theatre as part of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the British Council in Croatia. 
    • Tour Theatre
    • Watch short performance by children to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare
    • Performances by Croatian dancers
  •  Joint - Dinner at Presidential Palace

    Tuesday 15th Osijek & Zagreb, Croatia (3,4,2)
    • Joint - Attend the Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival in Tvrda
      • Learn about the history of the town
      • Tour festival 
      • Watch performances from local folklore and choir groups
    • Charles - Attend a meeting with faith and community leaders on inter-faith relations in Slavonia at the Archaeological Museum
      • Organized by Osijek's Centre for Peace and Non-Violence
    • Charles - Met representatives of Osijek's Software City and local businesses at the Archaeological Museum
    • Joint - Met local community leaders, and schoolchildren and representatives involved in a regional peacebuilding and reconciliation initiative, at the Archaeological Museum.
    • Camilla -  Attend a meeting on preventing sexual violence. 
    • Joint - Visit Osijek Co-Cathedral
      • Learn about the history of the building and the restoration works
    • Charles - Visit the Kopački Rit Wetlands and the Zlatna Greda Eco-Centre
      • Meet student, staff and local workers
    • Camilla -  Visit the State Stud Farm in Đakovo
      • Tour the stables
      • Meet students
      • Unveil plaque
    •  Charles - Attend a reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the British Council in Croatia, at the Museum of Arts and Crafts
      • Officially open 'Inclusive Design' exhibition
      • Give speech

    Wednesday 16th Belgrade, Serbia (5,5,2)
    • Joint -  Meet President of Serbia 
    •  Joint - Lay wreaths at the Serbian WW1 memorial 
    • Joint - Lay wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
    • Joint - Visit Kalmejdan Fortress
    • Charles - Attend a meeting of faith leaders from the Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican Muslim and Jewish communities in Belgrade
    • Charles - Call on the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej Gavrilovic and Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci 
    • Charles - Visit St. Sava Cathedral
    • Charles - Visit Nova Iskra Entrepreneurship Hub.
    • Charles -  Met the Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and Yugoslavia and family at the Royal Palace
    • Camilla -  Visit a family care project supported by both UNICEF and the Novak Djokovic Foundation
    • Camilla - Visit Atina and met survivors of rape and domestic abuse
    • Joint - Attend Gala Dinner at Dom Garde given by the Prime Minister of Serbia 

    Thursday 17th Novi Sad, Serbia (3,2,1)
    • Joint Visit traditional crafts fair
    • Joint - Visit the Matica Srpska Gallery
      • View "Moving Museums" exhibit
    • Charles - Visit the 700 year-old Kovilj Monastery
      • Meet recovering addicts in the "Land of the Living" rehabilitation program
    •  Charles -  Boat tour of Kovilj Petrovaradin Marshes
    • Camilla -   Attended the Food is Great Festival at the Museum of Bee Keeping
      • Meet local British and Serbian food and drink producers
    • Joint - Attend at a reception hosted by the President of the National Assembly of Serbia at the Parliament building
      •  To mark British Women on the Serbian Front Line in World War One and the UK-Serbia bilateral relationship
      • Charles gave speech

    Friday 18th  (4,5,7) 
    Cetinje & PodgoricaMontenegro 
    • Joint - Welcomed to Montenegro by President Filip Vujanović
    •  Joint  Visited Cultural Heritage Festival at Vladin Dom Museum 
      • Event celebrating Montenegrin traditional music, arts, food, drink and culture
    • Charles - Viewed historic Montenegrin icons at Vladin Dom Museum
      • Meet  iconographers 
      • View the Icon of Our Lady of Phileremos
    • Charles - Meet the Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović, 
    • Charles - Meet the Speaker of the Parliament, Ranko Krivokapić 
    •  Charles - Attended a Meeting with Mr. Dusko Markovic (Deputy PM) on bilateral co-operation between UK and Montenegrin customs and law enforcement authorities
    • Charles - Attended reception hosted by Ambassador to Montenegro
    • Camilla - Visited the University of Montenegro Music Academy
    • Camilla -  Meet representatives of UNICEF Montenegro
      • Learn about #WePROTECT Children Online
    Pristina, Kosovo
    • Joint - Welcomed by President Atifete Jahjaga and ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O'Connell
    • Joint - Attended reception given by Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo at the Swiss Diamond Hotel

    Saturday 19th  Pristina, Kosovo (3,4,2)
    • Joint - Meet with President Atifete Jahjaga
    • Charles - Attended a meeting with Mr. Prenkë Gjetaj (Head of the Government Commission on Missing Persons).
    •  Joint - Lay flowers at the Missing Persons Monument at the Parliament building
    • Joint - Attended reception at the Hamam Jazz Bar celebrating UK and Kosovo Co-operation.
    • Charles - Visit the Headquarters of the Kosovo Force
      • Lay a wreath
    • Camilla -  Attend a meeting with survivors of sexual violence
      • with President Atifete Jahjaga
    • Camilla - Attend meeting for Ideas Partnership
    • Charles - Walk around Pristina
      • Visit the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
      • Visit St. George's Serbian Orthodox Church 
      • Visit Sinan Pasha Mosque
    • Charles - Attend the interfaith conference 

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