Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Prince Charles is lord of the dance during Ghanaian welcome

Prince Charles and Camilla were welcomed by Gambia's President Adama Barrow and his wife Fatou Bah Barrow at the airport in Banjul Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins
Stacy Diaz | 03 November, 2018, 20:47

On Friday Camilla had opted for a floaty cream dress, nude heels and a basket-effect bag to make the trip to Ghana, while Prince Charles wore a khaki suit and military badges.

The doting dad-of-two Charles - whose son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced in October that they were having their first child together - has previously opened up about being a grandfather, saying: "It's a different part of your life".

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Nigeria from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th November, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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

"I remember quite clearly The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh returning from their own visit to The Gambia in 1961, when I was just 13, and telling me how much they had enjoyed their time here", he explained. Mike Ocquaye and other top Ghanaian government officials.

The British royals began their West African tour in Gambia, a former colony that has rejoined the Commonwealth following the ouster of its longtime dictator. "Some of them were happy, some of them not so happy". They plan on "meeting as many people as possible during our forthcoming visit, bearing in mind the very special memories I have from 40 years ago to re-experiencing the irresistible attractions of highlife and afro-beat", he said in a pre-recorded video released ahead of the visit.

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 Prince of Wales would also confer with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.

It's been a busy time for both Prince Charles and Camilla.