Prince Andrew visits Hungary next week

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, will make an official two-day visit to Budapest next week, meeting government officials and participating in a range of programs, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Prince Andrew with Queen Elizabeth II (photo by Chris Allan/Shutterstock)

Prince Andrew will arrive in the Hungarian capital on Monday, September 10. He will meet Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, President János Áder, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

During the visit, the prince will also open the "Architect 200" conference, organized by the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers (MMK) at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The conference is organized as a tribute to the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), of which Andrew acts as patron.

The prince will also visit Suhanj! Fitness, Hungaryʼs first integrated gym, where people with disabilities can work out alongside sportspeople. He is also set to meet athletes who took part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London at the gym.

Before leaving the country on Tuesday, Andrew will also attend the first Hungarian finals of the "Pitch@Palace" international startup competition, which he himself established in 2014. The event will feature the 12 finest Hungarian tech and science startups presenting their business plans to an audience of mentors and investors, as well as offering the chance to meet the most successful U.K.-based Hungarian entrepreneurs.

This is the princeʼs second official visit to Hungary, after an earlier trip in 2005.

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