The British Prime Minister canceled Mitsotakis’s visit to England after the Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis announced the return of famous historical artifacts in London to Athens, and this caused a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. In the wake of tension between England and Greece, the fact that the necktie worn by King Charles of England bore the colors and symbols of the Greek flag became a hot topic in the international press.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave an interview to the press before his visit to England, and said that the historical artifacts known as the Elgin Marbles (Parthenon Sculptures) housed in the British Museum in London should be returned to Athens. The British Prime Minister also made a statement on November 27 announcing the cancellation of… the visit.
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Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis made a statement on the same day and said: “I regret that the British Prime Minister canceled our scheduled meeting hours before it took place. A person who believes in the validity and justice of his views is never afraid of opposing views.”
The colors and pattern of the necktie worn by King Charles of England at the Global Climate Action Summit held in Dubai yesterday, based on the Greek flag, has attracted attention and become a global topic. King Charles’ father, Prince Philip, was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921, the son of a family with royal titles from Greece and Denmark.
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