By Bekai Njie
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, will arrive in Banjul on Wednesday October 31st for a three-day visit.
According to a media release, the Royal Highness’ visit, which was at the request on behalf of the British government, will celebrate the U.K.’s dynamic, forward-looking partnerships with the Commonwealth nations on a range of shared priorities.
The visit will highlights key themes in this relationship, including the importance of our Commonwealth ties; youth opportunities; the environment and sustainability; business, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility; women and girls; literacy; defence cooperation; and religious and cultural diversity.
President Adama Barrow will welcome the British royal highnesses to the country, at a ceremony at McCarthy Square in Banjul.
Key events in the programme will include a visit to the MRC Unit The Gambia to recognise its pioneering research into diseases and public health challenges affecting millions of people across Africa.
The Duchess of Cornwall’s programme will also 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.