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


Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Accra, Ghana, as part of their week-long African tour to strengthen ties with Commonwealth countries.

The Prince of Wales got a colourful welcome to Accra in Ghana when he was co-opted by a troop of traditional dancers. Meanwhile, Camilla, who is President of the Women of the World Festival, will attend an event featuring Ghana's top female leaders.

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.

Following the breakup, Queen Elizabeth came to Ghana in 1961 - a visit signalling that the two countries were ready to fix severed ties. "It's a relationship that we value".

Earlier this week, Camilla was credited with bringing the "sparkle" back to Prince Charles' eye in an intimate magazine article, which gave an inside glimpse at the couple's marriage like never before. The 69-year-old royal and the Duchess of Cornwall recently posed for a series of photos for Charles's Vanity Fair profile, and we don't think the couple has ever looked more in love.

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Prince Charles and Camilla attended a welcome ceremony where they met the president of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. The royal couple will leave for Ghana on Friday and then to Nigeria on November 6.

Prince Charles would also meet with a number of British Ghanaians doing various businesses.

The Royal visit will celebrate the U.K.'s dynamic, forward-looking partnerships with these Commonwealth Nations on a range of shared priorities.

The Prince of Wales and his wife have started their tour of West Africa in Gambia, which was re-admitted into the Commonwealth in February this year.