Olympic Send-off Includes Time For Remembrance

On her last day of her three day visit to Athens The Princess Royal, at her own request, laid a wreath at the Commonwealth and Allied Forces War Cemetery situated by the coast in the south of the city.

The short service was provided by the Senior Anglican Chaplain in Athens, Canon Malcolm Bradshaw and attended by Ambassadors and senior Diplomatic Staff from Embassies of several Commonwealth countries, Greek veterans of World War II and the British Minister for Sport and the Olympics.

This was almost the final engagement in a very full programme undertaken by Her Royal Highness including receiving of the Olympic Flame in the ancient stadium situated in the heart of Athens. The Princess Royal was accompanied by the Lord Mayor of London and David Beckham. At an official reception held in the Residence of the Ambassador and in the presence of the Olympic Flame several members of the Athens Chaplaincy had the privilege of meeting and conversing with the Princess.

Pictures by courtesy Christopher Ambatzi-Cresci

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