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British royal couple set for West Africa visit

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will arrive in The Gambia later today, for the start of a nine-day tour of West Africa.

The royal couple will be visiting Commonwealth countries in the region.

The tour follows the selection of Prince Charles to succeed the Queen as head of the organisation by Commonwealth leaders in April.

Their first visit to Gambia will mark the county’s return to the Commonwealth after its former president – Yahya Jammeh – pulled out of the organisation calling it an “extension of colonialism”.

After his ouster in 2017, his successor – Adama Barrow – began the process of rejoining the 53-member organisation. The Gambia was readmitted in February.

They are also set to visit Ghana and Nigeria.

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