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Prince Charles in Gambia for first leg of Africa trip

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Prince Charles of Britain and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Gambia on Wednesday to begin a three-day visit.

President Adama Barrow and first lady Fatoumata Barrow greeted the royal couple at the foot of the aircraft along with Gambians who came out in throngs for their arrival.

In February, Gambia was accepted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, which is made up mostly of countries that were once British colonies.

Former leader Yahya Jammeh withdrew in 2003, accusing the organization of being a “neo-colonial institution.”

The British High Commission in Gambia said the visit would celebrate the U.K.’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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