Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Tuesday afternoon arrived Nigeria as part of their tour of West Africa, and to strengthen the ties between the Nigeria and the Britain as members of the Commonwealth.
They were accompanied to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright.
Prince Charles, who last visited the country in 2006 during President Olusegun Obasanjo tenure arrived the State House around 2.21pm, and is to have an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at his office.
This royalty’s arrival in Abuja was announced in a tweet by the Clarence House, the official Twitter handle of the British Royals, @ClarenceHouse.
The tweet reads, “Their Royal Highnesses have arrived in Nigeria as they continue their Royal Tour of West Africa.”
Clarence House added that the royals had the National Anthem played for them, while His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, inspected the Guard.
During their three-day stay in Nigeria, the Royal Highnesses will undertake a series of engagements in Abuja and Lagos.
They will meet with some of Nigeria’s dynamic youth as well as traditional leaders, the business community, the armed forces, and people from the arts, fashion and charitable sector.
The visit will highlight key themes in both nations’ relationship, including the importance of Commonwealth ties, youth opportunity, business and entrepreneurship, educating of women and girls, and defence co-operation, among other issues.