‘An obvious message’: King Charles’s Greek flag tie rekindles marbles row

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Athens press interpret attire at Cop28 as possible backing over Parthenon sculptures after Greek PM snubbed by Rishi Sunak

He may simply have been embracing his Greek ancestry, or thought it would complement his suit. But King Charles’s decision to sport a tie bearing the Greek flag when he addressed Cop28 alongside the UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak, was bound to raise eyebrows, given the recent diplomatic spat over the Parthenon sculptures.

The king, whose father was born in Corfu as a prince of Greece, may also have been taking a leaf out of his mother Queen Elizabeth II’s sartorial handbook in statement dressing.

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