PICS: Prince Charles in Gambia for first leg of Africa trip

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives gifts during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Banjul, Gambia,upon his arrival for an official visit. (AFP)
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives gifts during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Banjul, Gambia,upon his arrival for an official visit. (AFP)

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Gambia for a three-day visit.

President Adama Barrow and first lady Fatoumata Barrow greeted the royal couple on Wednesday along with Gambians who came out in throngs for their arrival.

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In February, Gambia was accepted back into the Commonwealth of Nations made up mostly of countries that were once British colonies. Former leader Yahya Jammeh withdrew in 2003, accusing the organisation of being a "neo-colonial institution".

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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) is welcomed by Gambia's President Adama Barrow (L), upon his arrival at the airport in Banjul, for an official visit. (AFP)

The British High Commission in Gambia said the visit would celebrate the UK's "dynamic, forward-looking partnership with the Commonwealth nations on a range of shared priorities".

Charles and Camilla are scheduled to meet with Barrow on Thursday.

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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2nd R) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) are welcomed by Gambia's President Adama Barrow (2nd L) and his wife Fatou Bah-Barrow (L) upon their arrival at the airport in Banjul, for an official visit. (AFP)

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