King Charles III attends the United Nations COP28 local weather summit in Dubai. (Photo: AFP)
LONDON – King Charles III obtained tongues wagging at COP28 on Friday by carrying a tie apparently patterned after the Greek flag, because the UK authorities is about to conflict with Athens on the Parthenon Marbles.
Internet sleuths noticed the king’s necklace as pictures emerged of it on the local weather summit in Dubai, prompting hypothesis that it was geared toward his prime minister Rishi Sunak, who was additionally on the occasion.
This week Sunak defended his last-minute determination to cancel talks with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accusing his Greek counterpart of taking part in the gallery after the traditional statues.
The United Kingdom blamed Mitsotakis’ feedback in a BBC weekend interview about Greece’s claims to the Parthenon Marbles displayed within the British Museum.
Greek media pounced on the images, with the each day newspaper Kathimerini wrote: “Although King Charles has not taken a place on the problem, the transfer is seen by many analysts as an oblique type of help.”
Others identified that Charles, whose father is Greek, wore the identical tie final week to welcome South Korea’s president, earlier than the row got here to a head.