Friday, 16 November, 2018

Prince Charles, wife start Commonwealth tour in Gambia

Prince Charles Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins
Rosie Leonard | 07 November, 2018, 06:31

Following their arrival they were taken to the Jubilee House to meet President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo.

The couple are expected to spend nine days in West Africa particularly Commonwealth countries. "This will be the first visit to The Gambia for us both although we have heard so many wonderful things about the beauty of its natural environment and the resilience of its people".

The immediate heir to the British crown accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall was received by Gambian President Adama Barrow at the start of his three-day visit on Wednesday.

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The objective of their visit is to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and would highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Other dignitaries and government officials who were at the airport to welcome the Royal couple included; Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Iain Walker, British High Commissioner, Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana's Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Mr Joseph Adda, the Minister of Aviation.

"The UK and Ghana's shared history and common values form the basis of our enduring friendship".

The British Royals would on Saturday visit the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia palace and subsequently visit the Christianborg Castle which was once owned by the British.

At the reception Prince Charles was presented with a with a birthday cake.

It seems like Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, have taken a page out of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's book when it comes to royal PDA.

Prince Charles will also attend a meeting with Ghanaian and global business leaders to discuss sustainable practice in Ghana's cocoa industry and key environmental issues.

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