Charles and Camilla will be visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan from Tuesday, 17 March, to Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during a royal visit to Sydney in 2015. © Carolyn M Cash

The British government requested the official visits to strengthen historic ties between these three nations, support

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prince Charles will make an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to demonstrate British commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans region, including support for reforms to improve citizens’ lives and create a brighter future.

The Prince of Wales has his own longstanding commitment to post-conflict reconciliation in the Western Balkans.

He will carry out engagements in Sarajevo and Srebrenica, including:

  • A visit to the memorial in Srebrenica to mark the 25th Anniversary of the genocide where Prince Charles will pay his respect to the victims, accompanied by survivors, including mothers, who are still looking for missing relatives.
  • Meet representatives from the Presidency in Sarajevo and meet local leaders from politics, business, culture, civil society and the Armed Forces.
  • Meet religious leaders in recognition of their work on reconciliation and building understanding across communities.
  • Visit local artisans and historic sites in the old town and meet young students presenting projects developed under the 21st Century Schools programme.
  • Meet UK military personnel involved in peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Cyprus

The Duchess of Cornwall will accompany Prince Charles to Cyprus, to celebrate historic ties and shared membership of the Commonwealth.

This will be the first royal visit since Elizabeth II toured in 1993 but this is the first for Charles and Camilla.

  • Celebrate traditional Cypriot culture, food and crafts and the nation’s unique heritage
  • Meet with UK military personnel based in Cyprus, including members of the British UN Peacekeeping Force and the Mercian Regiment as Prince Charles is their Colonel-in-Chief.
  • Attend a meeting of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Champions.
  • Meet with leaders from Cyprus’s diverse religious communities.
  • The Duchess of Cornwall, as Patron of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, will visit a partner organisation.
  • Camilla will continue her work highlighting domestic violence and rape around the world and speaking with organisations working to support survivors.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Charles and Camilla return to Jordan to strengthen ties between the two nations which is underpinned by the long-standing warm relationship between the two Royal Families.

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Their visits include the historic capital, Amman, and other cultural, religious and environmental sites across the country.

  • Catch-up with King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan
  • Visit a unique hillside town once part of the Greek and Roman Decapolis.
  • Prince Charles will visit an ecologically rich National Park.
  • Meet the Jordanian winner of the Global Prince’s Trust International Award 2019 in Salt, Jordan’s first historical capital city.
  • Visit various organisations, including the International Rescue Committee, helping refugees to integrate into the community
  • Prince Charles will also visit a youth training and apprentice scheme to help increase job opportunities for young people, especially in engineering and tourism.
  • The Royal Couple will visit organisations helping to preserve traditional crafts and tailor them for today’s market, including the Turquoise Mountain Foundation.
  • Visit sites of religious importance.
  • The Prince of Wales will participate in an interfaith dialogue with King Abdullah II.
  • The Duchess will some of Queen Rania’s work to protect vulnerable children and mothers and visit a UNICEF-supported school.

Both Charles and Camilla visited Jordan during solo visits. Prince Charles visited in 2015 and the Duchess in 2013.

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