Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, will begin a four day tour of the country as part of a tour of three African countries.
Their Royal Highnesses’ visit, which is at the request and on behalf of the British Government, will celebrate the U.K.’s dynamic, forward-looking partnerships with Ghana on a range of shared priorities”.
Their four-day tour is expected to highlight key themes in these relationships, including the importance of Commonwealth ties.
The couple will visit the Jubilee House for a State Banquet celebrating the ties between the UK and Ghana.
On arrival this afternoon, Their Royal Highnesses will be received by Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport and later be welcomed at Jubilee House by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
While in Ghana, Their Royal Highnesses will be hosted to a State Banquet celebrating the ties between the UK and Ghana, and will be attended by senior dignitaries in Ghana and prominent members of the British Ghanaian Diaspora as well as key figures from business, arts, culture and media.
The Prince will attend a meeting with Ghanaian and International business leaders to discuss sustainable practice in Ghana’s cocoa industry and key environmental issues.
His Royal Highness will also visit Christiansborg Castle, to discuss the future restoration and reuse of the area, as part of a major redevelopment of Accra’s waterfront, conceived by the Ghanaian Government with the Architect Sir David Adjaye.
On Saturday “Their Royal Highnesses will visit Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. On arrival in Kumasi, The Prince and The Duchess will visit Manhiya Palace to meet The Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu.
The Prince and The Duchess will attend a traditional durbar at the Palace with The Asantehene and local chiefs.
The Duchess who is President of the Women of the World Festival will also attend an event for a range of Ghanaian women of influence.
The Women of the World (WOW) is a global festival movement founded by Jude Kelly CBE in London in 2010 celebrating women and girls, and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential”.
Their Royal Highnesses’ will depart Ghana for Nigeria on November 6 on the final stop of their tour.
In all three nations, Their Royal Highnesses’ will take part in commemorative events to acknowledge the sacrifice made by Gambian, Ghanaian and Nigerian soldiers during the First and Second World Wars, and in more recent times during international peacekeeping missions.
The Prince of Wales’s last official visit to Ghana was in March 1977.
This will be The Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit to Ghana.
Story by Bright Ntramah