The Clarence House announced on Twitter that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Gambia, Ghana, and Nigeria from 31 October – 8 November. The visits will highlight the importance of the countries’ Commonwealth ties.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwell will visit Ghana on 2nd November 2018. The visit will highlight the U.K’s warm and enduring relationship with Ghana and the breadth of our dynamic contemporary partnership.
Below are the activities and events that the Prince and Duchess will engage in whiles in Ghana:
On arrival in the capital city of Accra, Their Royal Highnesses will be welcomed at Jubilee House by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
There will be a state Banquet to celebrate the ties between the UK and Ghana which will be attended by dignitaries in Ghana and prominent members of the British Ghanaian Diaspora asa well as key figures from bsiness, 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, once a Danish, and then British, slave fort, which was – until a few years ago – the seat of Ghana’s Government after independence, 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.
Their Royal Highnesses will visit Ghana’s Second City of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. On arrival in Kumasi, The Prince and The Duchess will visit Manhiya Palace to meet The Asantehene (King of the Ashantis), His Majesty Osei Tutu II. The Prince and The Duchess will attend a traditional durbar or procession 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 Festival (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.
The Prince of Wales’s last official visit to Ghana was in March 1977. This will, however, be The Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit to Ghana