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British royal couple to visit Bratislava and Tatras

QUEEN Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will travel to the Slovak capital and the Tatra Mountains during their two-day visit to Slovakia later this month. Marek Trubač, spokesperson of the Slovak president, outlined the preliminary agenda of the royal visit to the SITA newswire.

QUEEN Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will travel to the Slovak capital and the Tatra Mountains during their two-day visit to Slovakia later this month. Marek Trubač, spokesperson of the Slovak president, outlined the preliminary agenda of the royal visit to the SITA newswire.

After a two-day official visit to Slovenia, the royal couple will arrive in Bratislava on October 23. During the first day of the visit they will meet top representatives of Slovakia including President Ivan Gašparovič, at whose invitation the visit is taking place. The agenda also includes a sightseeing tour of Bratislava and a meeting with Bratislava’s mayor, Andrej Ďurkovský.

The following day the royal couple will go to the Tatra Mountains, but this part of the agenda is still being confimed.

Every year, Queen Elizabeth visits two countries which are not part of the Commonwealth.

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