'Greece is in my blood,' Charles says before visit

Ahead of an official visit to Greece starting Wednesday, the Prince of Wales has referred to his close connection to and "fascination" with the country, saying in exclusive comments to Kathimerini that Greece is "in my blood."

"Apart from anything else, Greece is in my blood and I have long had a fascination for her ancient culture and history, not to mention the fact that I have been so fortunate to have visited some of Greece's many beautiful and unique places," Prince Charles said.

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts has long been running programs in the United Kingdom teaching students the art of iconography, "which is, of course, such a prominent part of Greek culture and religious experience," he said.

The three-day visit by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall comes as Prince's Trust International expands its operations to Greece.


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