Published 25 January 2006

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will make State Visits to the Baltic states in October.

At the invitation of President Arnold Ruutel, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Estonia.

At the invitation of President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Latvia.

At the invitation of President Valdas Adamkus, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Lithuania.

Background
This will be the first time that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have visited these countries.