Prince Charles on three day visit to Hungary

08:42, March 18, 2010      

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British Prince Charles inspects the honor guard during the welcome ceremony at the Office of the President in Budapest, Hungary, on March 17, 2010. The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Hungary on Wednesday for a three day visit. The royal couple are in the middle of a week-long tour of Central Europe, which began in Poland and will finish in the Czech Republic. (Xinhua/Dani Dorko)


The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Hungary on Wednesday for a three day visit. The royal couple are in the middle of a week-long tour of Central Europe, which began in Poland and will finish in the Czech Republic.

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall were officially invited to Hungary by President Laszlo Solyom, who hosted Charles and Camilla at a gala dinner in the Sandor Palace in Budapest on Wednesday.

Among the themes of the Hungarian leg of the tour will be climate change and the environment, heritage conservation, knowledge-based economy, diversity, culture and youth employment.


British Prince Charles (2nd R) inspects the honor guard during the welcome ceremony at the Office of the President in Budapest, Hungary, on March 17, 2010. The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Hungary on Wednesday for a three day visit. The royal couple are in the middle of a week-long tour of Central Europe, which began in Poland and will finish in the Czech Republic. (Xinhua/Dani Dorko)


The royal couple will also meet Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai and undertake a variety of engagements in Budapest including visits to the Budapest Synagogue, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a secondary school, and an environmental center. Charles will also meet members of a Roma folk band, Kalyi Jag.

Before leaving for Prague on March 20, Charles and Camilla will also spend time outside the capital exploring how Hungary is protecting and conserving its built heritage over the centuries.


British Prince Charles (L front) inspects the honor guard during the welcome ceremony held by Hungary's President Laszlo Solyom at the Office of the President in Budapest, Hungary, on March 17, 2010. The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Hungary on Wednesday for a three day visit. The royal couple are in the middle of a week-long tour of Central Europe, which began in Poland and will finish in the Czech Republic. (Xinhua/Dani Dorko


The Prince of Wales has made three official visits to Hungary in 1990, 1994 and 2000. It will be the Duchess of Cornwall's first official visit to Hungary.

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