Ghana: Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Accra for a five-day visit

Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Accra

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour.

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall being received in Accra by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye

The Royals landed Friday afternoon in Accra where they walked down a red carpet at the start of their five-day stay. High school students lined the roads from the airport waving flags to greet them.

Ahead of the visit, Prince Charles said he was delighted to be returning to Ghana which he first visited more than 40 years ago.

Their plane touched down at exactly 2 pm after they had been received by the Speaker of Parliament, they moved to the seat of government at the Jubilee House to meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Commonwealth Graves to honor fallen heroes of the first and second world war.

Also at the airport to receive the royal couple were some ministers of state.
During the visit, their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the close relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and Ghana, the importance of their Commonwealth ties and shared values.

During the visit, their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the close relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and Ghana, the importance of their Commonwealth ties and shared values.

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.

Prince Charles and Camilla head next to Nigeria, another former colony with a huge diaspora community in the United Kingdom.