King Charles performs THIS royal duty before his visit to France
King Charles paid an inaugural visit to the new headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London ahead of his visit to France on Sunday.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 at the end of the Cold War to build open market economies and promote private enterprise in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
During his visit to their new London headquarters, the King toured the offices, met staff and heard how the EBRD has incorporated sustainability measures into its new London office.
The 26-storey skyscraper where the EBRD is based is one of the UK’s greenest buildings, powered entirely by renewable energy.
With its work now focusing primarily on the green economy, inclusion and digitalisation, the bank has invested over £160bn in over 6,600 projects and is currently active in 36 economies across three continents.
30 years ago, in March 1993, as Prince of Wales, the King opened the bank’s former headquarters in Bishopsgate.