Charles is lord of the dance during Ghanaian welcome

Toby Graves
November 7, 2018

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are taking a page from sons William and Harry and their wives by posing in a series of intimate photos for Vanity Fair to complement the magazine's candid interview with the heir apparent.

The royals landed Friday afternoon in Accra where they walked down a red carpet at the start of their five-day stay.

They were greeted at the Kotoko International Airport by Speaker of Parliament, Prof.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall began their tour of Western Africa on Wednesday, landing in Banjul, the capital of The Gambia.

While the military band was playing the national anthems of Ghana and the United Kingdom, some officers fired 19-gun salutes in honour of the visiting Prince.

Ghana was the first majority-ruled African country to join the Commonwealth in 1957 and the visit aims to highlight Britain's enduring relationship with Ghana. It would be recalled that the Prince of Wales's last visit to Ghana was in March 1977.

While the Prince of Charles has previously visited Ghana and Nigeria, the royal couple will be visiting Gambia for the first time. The Duke and Duchess will be touring some parts of Accra and Kumasi before leaving for Nigeria on Tuesday, November 6.

When the plane touched down, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Iain Walker, and other British officials embarked to briefly engage with the couple to prepare them to disembark to the waiting arms of the dignitaries.

The Duchess met a 7-week-old baby at the reception, as well as inspirational women from across the community.

Prince Charles and Camilla then travelled to the Coco Ocean Hotel for a performance by a Kora ensemble, a West African 21-string lute-bridge-harp, and a "cultural dance and acrobatic display in the tradition of the Kayorn Kalorn, Banjul, Kabakel and Fula Juboo tribes". He turns 70 on 14 November.

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