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US News Charles visits war graves and is challenged to go vegan during Athens trip

17:15  10 may  2018
17:15  10 may  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Charles spoke to a 101-year-old war veteran, Themistocles Marinos MBE, who had received eight Greek medals, including a Gold Gallantry Cross, Military Cross and Distinguished Services Medal. Mr Marinos spoke of his illustrious career in the armed forces, including his time with submarines

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The Prince of Wales lays a wreath during a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens, Greece (Andrew Matthews/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The Prince of Wales lays a wreath during a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens, Greece (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid their respects to fallen soldiers as they visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens.

The couple were greeted by Captain Tim Ferns, the UK Defence Attache, veterans, guests and even vegan demonstrators.

Those gathered at the short ceremony observed a minute’s silence after the sound of a trumpet before the prince laid a wreath on a tomb which read: “Their name liveth for evermore.”

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (not pictured) visit the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens, Greece, May 10, 2018. © Reuters Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (not pictured) visit the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens, Greece, May 10, 2018. Charles spoke to a 101-year-old war veteran, Themistocles Marinos MBE, who had received eight Greek medals, including a Gold Gallantry Cross, Military Cross and Distinguished Services Medal.

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Charles spoke to a 101-year-old war veteran, Themistocles Marinos, who But before his departure, Charles encountered a vegan group who displayed a banner which read: " Charles , go vegan . Prior to the ceremony, the couple stopped for refreshment during a walkabout in the Kapnikarea area of

' Go vegan '. While the primary cause for the royal trip appeared to be their visit to the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens , the pair had an unexpected run in with a group of During the trip , when sharing coffee with locals, Charles reportedly refused a straw as part of his effort to reduce plastic use.

Mr Marinos spoke of his illustrious career in the armed forces, including his time with submarines, which led the prince to describe him as a “remarkable” man and to tell him he was “very proud”.

Speaking of his age, Charles asked “is he really 101?” and added: “It must be the Greek sunshine.”

Prince Charles places a wreath during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens, Greece May 9, 2018. © Reuters Prince Charles places a wreath during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens, Greece May 9, 2018. But before his departure, Charles encountered a vegan group who displayed a banner which read: “Charles, go vegan. Compassion looks great on you”, before chanting “please, Charles, please go vegan”.

Prior to the ceremony, the couple stopped for refreshment during a walkabout in the Kapnikarea area of central Athens.

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Charles visits war graves and is challenged to go vegan during Athens trip . The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid their respects to fallen soldiers as they visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens

The Prince of Wales (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall with His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece (centre), after Prince Charles's visit to the Archbishop's Palace in Athens. © Press Association The Prince of Wales (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall with His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece (centre), after Prince Charles's visit to the Archbishop's Palace in Athens. Despite drinking coffee like the locals, Charles refused a plastic straw due to his campaign to reduce plastic usage.

On Thursday morning, the prince was greeted by Archbishop Ieronymos II at the entrance of his palace.

Charles received a gift of an icon of the Virgin Mary and he presented the archbishop with a family photograph of himself and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The prince said: “I’m afraid my gift is very inadequate in return.”

The Prince of Wales (second left) receives a gift of an Icon of the Virgin Mary from His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece (right), during a meeting at the Archbishop's Palace in Athens. © Press Association The Prince of Wales (second left) receives a gift of an Icon of the Virgin Mary from His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece (right), during a meeting at the Archbishop's Palace in Athens. In the afternoon, Camilla visited the Kaisariani Monastery where she read a passage from Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone to a group of schoolchildren.

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The former vegetarian is outspoken about sustainability and while visiting the Commonwealth War Graves in Athens , activists encouraged him to be more Prince Charles ’ diet became a topic of concern during a recent trip to Greece when he was urged to go vegan by a group of activists.

When asked what her favourite book was, the duchess responded: “When I was very young, which was 100 years ago, I used to love the books of Rudyard Kipling.”

The Duchess of Cambridge poses for a photograph with schoolchildren from the IM Panagiotopoulos School as she attends a UNESCO literacy event at the Kaisariani Monastery in Athens. © Press Association The Duchess of Cambridge poses for a photograph with schoolchildren from the IM Panagiotopoulos School as she attends a UNESCO literacy event at the Kaisariani Monastery in Athens. The children then surprised the duchess by acting out the scene she had just read to them before handing her a painting they had done of the Hogwarts Express.

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