Charles and Camilla sample local delicacies in Athens

A feast for the eyes! Charles and Camilla sample local delicacies in Athens (as the Duchess gets VERY excited about the Greek doughnuts)

  • Charles and Camilla currently on a five-day royal tour of France and Greece 
  • On Thursday the couple tried out local specialities in Kapnikarea, Athens
  • They spent last night at a glittering banquet at the presidential mansion nearby
  • Tour has already taken Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Nice, Lyon 

They donned their glad rags last night for a glittering banquet at Athens’ presidential mansion.

But this morning, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were keen to get a taste of Greek cuisine as they visited a local food market.

Charles and Camilla spent the morning sampling local delicacies at Kapnikarea and the surrounding shopping area, getting stuck into traditional loukoumades (honey-soaked doughnuts) and koulouri (pretzels).

They even surprised onlookers by stopping for a coffee at a local café in the sunshine.

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A feast for the eyes! Charles and Camilla samples the local delicacies on Thursday morning as they visited Kapnikarea, Athens on the latest leg of their five-day tour of France and Greece


Camila couldn’t hide her delight as she surveyed a stand of koulouri, traditional Greek pretzels which were dusted with sesame seeds. She wore a pistachio-coloured tunic

The couple, who arrived in Athens on Wednesday afternoon, surprised locals when they stopped at Kapnikarea café to try out some traditional Greek coffee

Camilla, 70, swapped last night’s designer gown for a pistachio-coloured tunic and floral clutch bag, shielding her eyes in a pair of dark wayfarers, while her husband kept it formal in a navy suit.

The couple, who are on a five-day royal tour of France and Greece, spent last night at a banquet hosted by president Prokopios Pavlopoulos and his wife Vlassia in the Greek capital. 

After arriving in Athens on Wednesday, Charles met the country’s Left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, while Camilla visited the Benkai Museum with his partner, Betty Baziana.

And the pair delighted fans when they described next week’s royal wedding as ‘marvellous’ and ‘special’.

 Daytime look: Camilla, 70, swapped last night’s designer gown for a floral clutch bag, shielding her eyes in a pair of dark wayfarers, while her husband kept it formal in a navy suit

Charles and Camilla spent the morning sampling local delicacies at Kapnikarea and the surrounding shopping area, getting stuck into traditional doughnuts and pretzels

Ladies first? While Camilla was keen to try out the tasty pretzels, her husband beat her to it as he enthusiastically grabbed a bag from the vendor

Spoilt for choice: While there were a variety of koulouri pretzels on display, Camilla appeared to indulge her sweet tooth when she opted for a sugar-coated variety

Private tour: After arriving in Athens on Wednesday, Charles met the country’s Left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, while Camilla visited the Benkai Museum with his partner

Non-stop schedule: Their trip, which kicked off on Monday morning, has already taken them to Nice, Lyon and the medieval city of Eze

Royal visit: Charles and Camilla were on their last engagement of a three-day tour of France on behalf of the British Government before flying onto Athens

Busy itinerary: The couple, who are on a five-day royal tour of France and Greece, spent last night at a banquet hosted by president Prokopios Pavlopoulos and his wife Vlassia in Athens

Asked about his son Prince Harry’s forthcoming nuptials to Meghan Markle at a flower market in Nice yesterday morning, the heir to the throne said: ‘Obviously marvellous. I’m sure it will be a very special day for everybody. ‘

Charles and Camilla were on their last engagement of a three-day tour of France on behalf of the British Government before flying onto Athens.

Their trip, which kicked off on Monday morning, has already taken them to Nice, Lyon and the medieval city of Eze.

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