Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Prince Charles leaves Banjul for Accra today

Britain's Prince Charles Prince of Wales is making his first visit to The Gambia Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins
Diane Mills | 07 November, 2018, 06:28

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) is welcomed by Gambia's President Adama Barrow (L), upon his arrival at the airport in Banjul, for an official visit. Mike Ocquaye and other top Ghanaian government officials.

On the first day of her visit, Camilla shone out in a knee-length turquoise tunic and white flared pants to meet President Adama Barrow at the State House in The Gambia.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have just arrived home from their royal tour, but not before passing the baton to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who recently arrived in The Gambia to begin their own overseas tour of West Africa.

"The UK and The Gambia can once again work together to defend our shared common values and to promote democracy, human rights, tolerance and the rule of law", said Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla at an event in the capital Banjul.

The Ghana Armed Forces Military Band played the national anthems of the UK & Ghana.

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Who else Prince Charles will meet with a number of British Ghanaians in the business, arts, culture and media industries.

The British Royals will be in Ghana as part of a tour of West Africa. This will be The Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana.

The couple attended a reception for Chevening alumni, which is a programme that helps Commonwealth students to study in the United Kingdom through scholarships and fellowships, Gambian Commonwealth athletes and High Commission staff.

While in Ghana, the Royal couple will attend a State Banquet organised by the Presidency in their honour to celebrate the ties between Britain and Ghana.

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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