In 2021 Greece celebrates the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Celebrations culminated in the military parade in Athens on 25 March.

Though deprived of its usual crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was attended by a number of distinguished guests.

Among them Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, the Defense Minister of France Florence Parly and the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall view a military parade by members of the Hellenic Armed Forces, followed by a flypast. source: @ClarenceHouse

Tanks, units of the Hellenic Armed Forces,  mounted troops in traditional costumes marched in front of the Greek Parliament. For the first time, nations that participated in the Greek Independence War were also represented.

 

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US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, represented President Joe Biden and the American people at the parade. American F-16’s participated in the celebrations.

 

Iconic buildings and monuments around the world were illuminated in honor of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

During an official state dinner at the presidential mansion in Athens,  Prince Charles hailed the “strong and vital” ties between the UK and Greece and added “My wife and I could not be more delighted to be back in Greece, which has long held the most special place in my heart.”