Prince Charles arrives Lagos

The Prince of Wales, Charles, Wednesday arrived Lagos while his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, has departed the country.

A royal correspondent, Richard Palmer, in his tweet discourse this arrival

“ The Duchess of Cornwall has gone home as planned but Prince Charles has just arrived in Lagos on the penultimate day of the royal tour of West Africa.”

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, on Tuesday said the British royals would move to Lagos to interface with the business community before returning to Abuja for a number of other engagements.

“It’s about the link, it’s about the historic ties between Nigeria and UK,” Arkwright said.

The Royal couple arrived Nigeria on Tuesday as part of their royal tour to West Africa.

On Tuesday, the couple met with President Muhammadu Buhari before meeting with various segments of the Nigerian society including traditional rulers, women and entrepreneurs, among others.

Prince Charles is visiting Nigeria for the first time since 2006. But for his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, this visit is her first.

Another element of the trip would be effort to build peace in the middle belt of Nigeria. A peace round table would be held in Abuja rather than Jos and many representatives of the communities in the middle belt would be coming to Abuja.

“We are looking for ways in which we can meditate to bring reconciliation in the middle belt of Nigeria. This is so important as the conflict is not a religious one and not a conflict between Christians and Muslims.”

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