Prince Charles begins four-day visit to Czech Republic

Britain’s Prince Charles has begun a four-day visit to the Czech Republic. The prince’s first port of call on Saturday afternoon was Prague Castle, where he and his wife Camilla were received by the Czech president, Václav Klaus, and his wife Livia. The heir to the British throne also visited the Church of SS Cyril and Methodius, where British-trained Czechoslovak paratroopers met their deaths weeks after assassinating the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia in 1942. On Sunday, he will attend an English language service at a Prague church and a performance of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre. Prince Charles and his wife will then travel to Moravia on Monday, before ending their stay on Tuesday with a meeting with former Czech president Václav Havel and a visit to Prague’s English College secondary school.

Author: Ian Willoughby