By Bekai Njie
The Prince of Wales Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla, has today arrived in The Gambia for a three-day visit.
He was received at the Banjul International Airport by President Adama Barrow upon arrival.
Vice President Ousainou Darboe, Cabinet ministers and the British High Commissioner were also at the airport to welcome him.
Upon his arrival, the Prince was taken to Coco Ocean hotel where a cultural display was conducted in his honour.
During his visit, Prince Charles is expected to discuss with state machineries the importance of the Commonwealth and The Gambia being a member, environment and sustainability and business among others.
The Prince of Wales, is the eldest son of the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was born at Buckingham Palace on 14th November 1948.
In April 1962, The Prince began his first term at Gordonstoun before spending two terms in 1966 as an exchange student at Timbertop, a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. The Prince went to Cambridge University in 1967, graduating with a degree in history in 2970.
He was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen on 1st July 1969 at Caernarfon Castle. Before the investiture, The Prince had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh. On 11th February 1970, His Royal Highness took his seat in the House of Lords.
Early Life and Family, HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born at Buckingham Palace on 14thNovember 1948 at 9.14 p.m., weighing 7lbs 6oz; The Prince was christened on 15th December 1948 at Buckingham Palace; The Prince has been the heir apparent since he was three years old and is the longest serving Prince of Wales; He is the 21st Prince of Wales and the first since 1936; The Prince is the first heir to see his mother crowned as Sovereign; The Prince of Wales became the 24th Duke of Cornwall on The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952. At the age of 21, in 1969, HRH took over the management of The Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of The Duke of Cornwall.