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.
Britain's Prince Charles has begun a nine-day Africa tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. This will be the Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana.
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Prince Charles visited the Gambian Armed Forces Training School to meet with the Chief of the Defence Staff and attend an global human rights lesson. "Some of them were happy, some of them not so happy".
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This will be The Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana. 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. As the Prince and Duchess made their way around the seating area to meet leaders, they were mobbed by local press and curious visitors desperate to catch a glimpse of the heir to the throne.
Who else Prince Charles will meet with a number of British Ghanaians in the business, arts, culture and media industries.
"The visit will celebrate our shared values and culture, and highlight the significant ties between the people of the United Kingdom and Ghana, alongside Ghanaians and members of the Diaspora - on both sides - who embody this contemporary, dynamic partnership", the British High Commission has said.
The British royal said at a ceremony in Banjul that "We are friends and partners, and once again we are both members of the Commonwealth family of nations".