Four decades after his first visit, Ghana welcomes Prince Charles back

05 November, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Britain's Prince Charles Prince of Wales receives gifts during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Banjul Gambia,upon his arrival for an official visit

Charles and his wife Camilla are now are now on their second day of a five stay in Ghana during their tour of West Africa.

The Prince of Wales's last official visit was in March 1977.

They were met by government officials with the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye spearheading the delegation.

Daily Star Online yesterday revealed how the Prince and Duchess of Cornwall flew to Africa on a luxury flying hotel dubbed the "Head of State".

On Thursday, Prince Charles called the regime change that ousted longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh an "important milestone".

Charles said returning to Kumasi brought back fond memories of time he spent in the city 41 years ago. "Some of them were happy, some of them not so happy".

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The royal couple is expected to visit Ghana before ending their trip in Nigeria on November 6 - 8. So many of our values are influenced by British traditions and institutional arrangements and a lot of the people who are living in your place are doing well; they are well treated.

Husband Prince Charles looked dapper, too, choosing a navy double-breasted suit and a pretty floral buttonhole for his arrival.

In a TV interview in 1995, when speaking about her troubled relationship with Prince Charles, the Princess famously declared: "Well, there were three of us in the marriage, so it was a bit crowded".

The Prince of Wales and his wife have started their tour of West Africa in Gambia, which was re-admitted into the Commonwealth in February this year.

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.

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