Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla had ended their tour of Croatia yesterday, March 15th, with a visit to Museum of Arts and Crafts, where the Prince opened the Inclusive Design exhibition and celebrated 70th anniversary of British Council in Croatia.
The Royal couple had came straight from Osijek, the city on the east side of Croatia, where the Queen’s great-grandfather was born. There they indulged in national customs and foods (including slavonska rakija (schnapps), which is a tough trial for anyone), visited Osijek’s concathedral and watched a horse show in Dakovo before heading to Zagreb.
The exhibition Inclusive Design which Prince Charles opened features product design items created in collaboration between professional designers and people with special needs, and was a project under the British Council in Croatia.
‘Congratulations to British Council for everything it managed to achieve in the past seven decades, giving opportunities to young Croats and helping strengthening the friendship between Croatia and Britain. We hope the next seventy years will be just as fruitful as these were’, said the Prince on the opening.
The Council has and will organize a number of events this year in Croatia celebrating the anniversary, focusing on furthering good relationships between two countries. One of those activities is the commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare’s passing, including the play the Royal Couple attended at Croatian National Theater on Monday. The Prince stated that he was pleased with the play and planned efforts. And that is saying a lot, as he has been the president of Royal Shakespeare Company for the last 25 years.
The Royal Couple will continue their tour in Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.