Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are currently on a three-day visit
to The Gambia. 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 these Commonwealth Nations on a range of
The visits will highlight key themes in these relationships, including the importance of our Commonwealth ties. The visit of Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began in The Gambia on 31st October. This visit will celebrate The Gambia’s return into the Commonwealth in February this year. Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to the country by the President of The Gambia, His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow, at a ceremony in McCarthy Square in the Capital City of Banjul.
Key events in the programme will include a visit to the Medical Research Council, which is a faculty of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The centre has undertaken pioneering research into malaria and other diseases which affect millions of people across Africa. The visit by The Prince of Wales will highlight the key role the centre plays in the global fight to eliminate malaria. The Prince of Wales will also visit the Gambian Armed Forces Training Centre, where troops are trained for their role with the United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur.
The Duchess of Cornwall’s programme will include a visit to a school to meet young people aspiring to enter The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, which is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. For the past few years The Duchess of Cornwall has presented certificates to winners and runners up of the Commonwealth Essay Prize, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, at a formal Awards Ceremony, which takes place at Buckingham Palace in November.
Culled from official site of the Royal Family
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