Greek PM, Prince Charles discuss how to preserve former royal estate in Greece

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Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, travelled to Scotland on Tuesday following an invitation by the heir to the British throne, the Prince of Wales.

During his visit, Mitsotakis met with Prince Charles at Dumfries House, an 18th century estate in Ayrshire, and discussed ideas for how to preserve the former royal estate at Tatoi in north-western Athens.

For several years, the Tatoi Palace suffered extensive wear and tear until late 2019 when the Greek Ministry of Culture proceeded with plans to begin restorations works.

After almost a year of conservation work, the Greek Government has now announced the estate will become a mixed-use development upon completion of restoration.

READ MORE: Former Greek royal palace to be turned into five-star spa-hotel.

At Dumfries House in Scotland, which is managed by The Prince’s Foundation, renovations of the historic house and working estate has also begun.

During his meeting with Prince Charles, Mitsotakis stressed that Dumfries House could serve as a model for the renovation of Greece’s Tatoi estate.

Mitsotakis’ visit has received criticism by Greek opposition parties, left-wing SYRIZA and Communist KKE, who accused the PM of harbouring royalist sympathies.

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