King Charles (l) talks to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak while wearing a tie with a Greek flag at the opening ceremony of the World Climate Action Summit during COP28 on Friday. In his conversation with King Charles, Sunak preferred to look him in the eye, disregarding the potential message of the monarch's neckwear.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has denied having a "hissy fit" over his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis' comments on the Parthenon Sculptures.
Speaking to journalists on the plane to the UN's 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Sunak also said that the marbles, as they were "acquired legally at the time," cannot be returned to Greece "as a matter of law."
The atmosphere at the event to mark the creation of the Seferis Office and the Roderick Beaton Reading Room at the Greek Embassy in London last Monday afternoon was wonderful and worthy of Greek-British friendship. Suddenly, "after the speeches, the atmosphere changed. The room went cold, we were all surprised," prominent writer Victoria Hislop, who was at the embassy, told Kathimerini.