Ghana — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour.
The royals landed Friday afternoon in Accra where they walked down a red carpet at the start of their five-day stay. High school students lined the roads from the airport waving flags to greet them.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have arrived at Jubilee House in Accra for an official welcome ceremony.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 2, 2018
The Ghana Armed Forces Military Band played the national anthems of the UK & Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana ???? pic.twitter.com/pMCPXdd9ff
Ahead of the visit, Prince Charles said he was delighted to be returning to Ghana which he first visited more than 40 years ago.
The Prince of Wales's last official visit was in March 1977. This will be The Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana ????— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 3, 2018
Prince Charles and Camilla attended a welcome ceremony where they met the president of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The Prince and The Duchess attended the Welcome Ceremony at Jubilee House where they met The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. #RoyalVisitGhana ???? pic.twitter.com/qa44QdfkPn— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 3, 2018
Thereafter they visited the Commonwealth War Graves where they were joined by the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward who is also visiting the country.
Their Royal Highnesses visited the Commonwealth War Graves and were joined by The Earl of Wessex who is visiting Ghana as part of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. #RoyalVisitGhana ???? pic.twitter.com/SZB5zLW0Vd— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 3, 2018
In the evening the royal couple attended a reception held by the British High Commissioner, Iain Walker.
The Duchess met a 7-week-old baby at the reception, as well as inspirational women from across the community. pic.twitter.com/IKLtMvidJB— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 3, 2018
At the reception Prince Charles was presented with a with a birthday cake. He turns 70 on 14 November.
The British royals began their West African tour in Gambia, a former colony that has rejoined the Commonwealth following the ouster of its longtime dictator.
Prince Charles and Camilla head next to Nigeria, another former colony with a huge diaspora community in the United Kingdom.