Prince Charles applauds Gambia for rejecting "autocratic" rule

Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins

Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins

The British Royals were met at the Kotoka International Airport by the Speaker of Parliament Prof.

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

Prince Charles's arrival in The Gambia was the first royal visit since the 2017 ousting of President Yahya Jammeh who withdrew from the Commonwealth and threatened to change the country's official language from English.

The tour will celebrate the U.K.'s dynamic, forward-looking partnership with these Commonwealth nations on a range of shared priorities.

The Royal couple headed to the Jubilee House, the seat of government, to pay a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and engage in closed door discussions.

He said Ghana was influenced by British values and institutional arrangements and that a large number of Ghanaians had been living in the UK.

Yesterday, the royal duo left for their tour of West Africa, just days after Prince Harry and Meghan returned from their Australian tour.

After the initial welcome ceremony, the President led Prince Charles to inspect a photo exhibition of the Prince during his first visit to Ghana in 1977.

Where On Saturday, the Prince and Dutchess will visit Kumasi to meet His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II the Ashantehene at the Manhyia Palace and will attend a traditional procession with the Ashantehene and local chiefs.

Prince Charles and his delegation will leave Banjul for Accra today and from there, he would proceed to Nigeria.

They will also make a trip to the Christianborg Castle which was previously owned by the British.

In fact, as reported by the Daily Express, Andrew Morton, the author of the book Diana: Her True Story, says that prince Charles has always wanted to have a daughter.

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