Prince Charles eager to visit Rwanda for first time

On 10 June 2022 at 10:14

The Prince of Wales along with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla has hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace, celebrating the Commonwealth diaspora ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda in the week starting from 20th June 2022.

According to Royal Central, Prince Charles who will represent Queen Elizabeth II at the meeting has welcomed around 500 guests from across the Commonwealth who are now based in the United Kingdom (UK).

These include the High Commissioners of some countries and representatives from the arts, charity, educational, health and business sectors among others.

Prince Charles has already confirmed that he will come to Rwanda along with the Duchess Camilla.

Ahead of their visit to Rwanda later this month, Prince Charles has announced that he is eager to come to Rwanda for the first time.

“My wife and I much look forward to meeting Commonwealth leaders and, for the first time, being able to visit Rwanda,” he said.

Prince Charles stated that he has learned a great deal from the ideas, concerns and aspirations which people across the Commonwealth have so generously shared over the years.

He highlighted that too many members of the Commonwealth are amongst the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries. It is among issues that will be discussed during CHOGM 2022.

Prince Charles indicated that two out of three Commonwealth citizens are under the age of thirty noting that there is a pressing need to find opportunities for ‘our young people’.

“Taking shared responsibility to solve problems like these, means the Commonwealth has the potential to make a profound difference in the lives of its citizens and, in so doing, to be an unparalleled force for good in our world,” he said.

Clarence House announced on 9th June 2022 that Prince Charles and Camilla will undertake engagements that focus on issues facing Commonwealth countries, like “climate change; supporting biodiversity and the regeneration of land; economic development; opportunities for the young; and gender equality.”

Prince Charles, the first born to Queen Elizabeth II was designated as her successor in 2018.

Prince Charles has attended similar meetings five times since 1997.

Prince Charles has hosted the reception at Buckingham Palace.
Camila will come to Rwanda along with Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla interacting with a participant of the event.
Prince Charles chatting with Arsenal player, Bukayo Saka.