Former Czech president Václav Havel cancelled a meeting with Britain’s
Prince Charles on Tuesday due to illness. Mr Havel had been scheduled to
accompany the prince on a visit to Prague’s English College secondary
school, of which both are patrons, on the last day of the latter’s
four-day visit to the Czech Republic. Mr Havel, who is 73 and is inclined
to suffer from breathing difficulties, has also called off a trip to
Georgia planned for this week. He had been due to receive an honour from
the president of the former Soviet state, Mikheil Saakashvili.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met Czech politicians and visited historical monuments, the theatre and an eco-friendly village during their stay, which began on Saturday.
Britain’s Prince Charles spent a day in Moravia on Monday, and paid a visit to the country’s first ‘eco-friendly’ village - Hostětín, in the White Carpathian mountains. Crowds of people lined the streets to greet the Prince of Wales, known for his passionate interest in sustainable development and organic farming. Rob Cameron travelled with the prince on Monday and has this report. More
Britain’s Prince Charles visited one of the country’s most ecological villages on the last full day of his visit to the Czech Republic. The keen ecologist and environment campaigner visited the small village of Hostětín in the south-eastern Moravia, which is the home of a series of model eco projects. The Prince inspected a biomass heating plant, ecological water purifying facility, apple juice producer and heat saving house. The village’s normal population of 240 swelled to around 1,500 for the visit. He later travelled to Brno’s Masaryk University for a debate with students and to receive the university’s gold medal for his charity work and promotion of sustainable development. Earlier Monday, Prince Charles met with Prime Minister Jan Fischer. The four day visit with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, ends on Tuesday.
Britain’s Prince Charles has attended a service at a Prague church on the second day of a four-day visit to the Czech Republic. Sunday’s service at St Clement’s Church, one of the oldest in the city, was conducted in English. Later the prince and his wife Camilla walked through the historic centre of the Czech capital. On Monday the royal couple will fly to Moravia where they will visit an eco-village and Brno’s Masaryk University, as well as meeting the Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, in the capital. The heir to the British throne will end his stay on Tuesday with a meeting with former Czech president Václav Havel and a visit to Prague’s English College secondary school.
Britain’s Prince Charles has begun a four-day visit to the Czech Republic. The prince’s first port of call on Saturday afternoon was Prague Castle, where he and his wife Camilla were received by the Czech president, Václav Klaus, and his wife Livia. The heir to the British throne also visited the Church of SS Cyril and Methodius, where British-trained Czechoslovak paratroopers met their deaths weeks after assassinating the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia in 1942. On Sunday, he will attend an English language service at a Prague church and a performance of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre. Prince Charles and his wife will then travel to Moravia on Monday, before ending their stay on Tuesday with a meeting with former Czech president Václav Havel and a visit to Prague’s English College secondary school.
Britain’s Prince Charles is to be awarded a medal of merit by Brno’s Masaryk University on Monday for his promotion of environmental and cultural issues. Masaryk University’s spokeswoman Tereza Fojtová said that the institution also wanted to honour the prince for his considerable contribution to building dialogue among religions and fostering of humanitarian and democratic ideals. The prince will be coming to the Czech Republic next week for his fifth visit, and he is scheduled to participate in a debate on environmental issues with students of the university’s college of natural sciences. The four-day trip will also include a state dinner with Czech political leaders and a tour of an ecological village in Moravia.
Britain’s Prince Charles, who will be visiting Prague later in March with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will meet with former Czech president Václav Havel and his wife Dagmar during their stay. A statement was issued by the British Embassy in Prague on Friday, saying that the meeting between the couples had been planned for March 23. A day after arrival Prince Charles and Camilla will meet at Prague Castle with current president, Václav Klaus. During their stay they will also attend an official state dinner, tour Prague’s Church of Saint Kliment and attend a performance of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre. Prince Charles will also head to Moravia to view an ecological village and to visit Masaryk University in Brno. The visit to the Czech Republic will be Prince Charles’s fifth.
The British Embassy in Prague confirmed on Thursday Prince Charles’s upcoming visit to the Czech Republic. The British royal will arrive in the Czech capital in mid March, after visiting Poland and Hungary. Prince Charles will be accompanied by his wife Camilla, and is set to meet with Czech president Václav Klaus. The heir to the British throne will also spend a day in the Moravian capital of Brno. Prince Charles has previously visited the Czech Republic four times.
Prince Charles will visit Prague in the second half of next month, the website euro.cz reported. It said the heir to the British throne would be accompanied by his wife Camilla and would probably meet Czech President Václav Klaus and his spouse Livia. However, the visit has not been officially confirmed. Prince Charles has a long association with Prague. In 1991 he was involved in the establishment with then Czechoslovak president Václav Havel of a fund dedicated to preserving historic buildings in the city. Since that time he has twice been to the Czech capital to visit sites renovated by the fund.