Ghana rolls out the red carpet for Charles and Camilla

Greetings from Ghana! Accra rolls out the red carpet for Charles and Camilla as they touch down from The Gambia on day three of their West Africa tour

  • Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall touched down in Accra on Friday
  • After visiting The Gambia, flew into Kotoka International Airport in Ghana  
  • On day three of their nine-day official royal tour of West Africa 
  • Greeted by the Ghanaian president and First Lady at Jubilee House in Accra  

Ghana rolled out the red carpet for Prince Charles and Camilla on Friday, as the jetted into Accra on day three of their royal tour of West Africa. 

The royals stepped onto the tarmac at Kotoka International Airport to the sounds of a military parade, and the Duchess of Cornwall, who shielded herself from the powerful African sun with a parasol, was presented with a colourful bunch of flowers on the red carpet. 

Charles and Camilla were officially welcomed by the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace, Jubilee House.   

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed to Accra by the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House in Accra on Friday, on the third day of their royal tour of West Africa 

Charles and Camilla were presented with colourful bunches of flowers as they were welcomed to Ghana on Friday. The Duchess of Cornwall shielded herself from the sun with a parasol 

The couple touched down in Ghana from The Gambia, where a glittering black tie reception was held in their honour at the Coco Ocean Hotel on Thursday night.   

The Duchess of Cornwall was resplendent in a pistachio green kaftan-style gown for the event, while her husband was dapper in a double-breasted navy suit.


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Earlier on Thursday, the couple were given the VIP treatment with a personalised number plate on their car.

On Friday Camilla had opted for a floaty cream dress, nude heels and a basket-effect bag to make the trip to Ghana, while Prince Charles wore a khaki suit and military badges.

Both wore Remembrance poppies to mark the upcoming Armistice Day.   

It was a day of pomp and pageantry in Accra, with the royals disembarking their plane to be greeted by a military parade and a red carpet on the tarmac at Kotoka International Airport 

Charles and Camilla are part way through their official tour of West Africa, having flown to Accra from The Gambia 

The couple’s nine day tour of West Africa on behalf of the British government will also take them to Nigeria. 

While in The Gambia, Charles delivered a speech congratulating the country for turning its back on ‘autocratic’ rule at home and returning to the Commonwealth fold in February, after the country’s exiled authoritarian former leader Yahya Jammeh fled the country last year. 

Charles said: ‘We are friends and partners, and once again we are both members of the Commonwealth family of nations.’ 

The couple will return to London just in time for Prince Charles’ landmark 70th birthday on November 14. 

The couple looked in high spirits on their arrival in Ghana, having flown in from The Gambia, where a glittering black tie reception was held in their honour on Thursday night 

The Prince of Wales shares a laugh with the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana, on Friday 

Charles and Camilla were formally welcomed to Ghana by the President and First Lady on day three of their visit to West Africa on behalf of the British government, which will also take in Nigeria 

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall step out for a glittering evening reception at the Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia on Thursday evening

Charles and Camilla were joined by President Adama Barrow and his wife arrving for a state dinner and reception at the Coco Ocean Hotel on Thursday night

Charles, who turns 70 later this month, and Camilla, 71, looked in high spirits as they arrived at the State House in The Gambia on Wednesday

 

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