Prince Charles to base royal visit in Florence

Royal couple to make stops in other Italian cities

Editorial Staff
March 30, 2017 - 22:35

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have embarked on a week-long European trip through Italy, Austria, Albania and Romania, starting in Bucharest before making their way to Florence.



The visit is part of the United Kingdom’s efforts to maintain good European relations following the Brexit vote last summer and is expected to focus on themes such as the fight against human trafficking and social cohesion.



Britain's Prince Charles and his bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave St George's Chapel in Windsor following the church blessing of their civil wedding ceremony, 09 April 2005. (Photo credit: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images)



In Florence, the royal couple will celebrate the centenary of the British Institute of Florence, of which the Prince of Wales is Patron, participate in an event promoting the “Campaign for Wool” at the Pitti Palace, meet Tuscan winemakers at Belmond Villa San Michele and visit the Palazzo Strozzi for a special ceremony.



The Italian royal tour will also visit earthquake-struck Amatrice, Vicenza and Naples before finishing in Rome for private audiences with Pope Francis and Italian president Sergio Mattarella, among other commitments.

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