Prince Charles, wife start Commonwealth tour in Gambia

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visit the ancient site of Knossos on the southern Greek island of Crete

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visit the ancient site of Knossos on the southern Greek island of Crete

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Accra today for a four-day Royal visit.

Once portrayed as "the other woman" by the British media, one royal correspondent described Camilla as "my favorite royal, by a country mile", according to the magazine.

Why The trip is at the request of the British government to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and will highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

According to JoyNews reports, the couple were at the Jubilee House for a brief ceremony with President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Charles and Camilla are on their fourth day of a tour of west Africa.

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union in 2019, the prince aims to "celebrate the UK's dynamic, forward-looking partnerships" with Commonwealth nations, a statement announcing the African tour had said.

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

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They would be touring several parts of Accra and Kumasi over the weekend into Monday before heading back to their home country on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The British High Commissioner is expected to host Prince Charles to Royal dinner to mark his 70th birthday.

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.

After the welcome remarks by President Akufo-Addo, the meeting between him and Prince Charles retired into a closed-door session.

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.

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

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