Charles and Camilla receive official welcome as their West African tour begins

Britain's Prince Charles Prince of Wales is making his first visit to The Gambia

Alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (who is visiting for the first time), the pair plans to tour several parts of Accra and Kumasi throughout the weekend and into Monday before continuing to Nigeria on Tuesday morning. Have you ever met one of the royals?

They were met by government officials with the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye spearheading the delegation.

Early on when he arrived at the Jubilee House, Prince Charles, who was in his cream suit over a white shorts in a gold tie, inspected a full guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Ghana Army, and took the national salutes of both countries.

After his visit to The Gambia, he is proceeding to Ghana.

"The UK and The Gambia can once again work together to defend our shared common values and to promote democracy, human rights, tolerance and the rule of law", said Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla at an event in the capital Banjul.

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They will also make a trip to the Christianborg Castle which was previously owned by the British.

Prince Charles and Camilla then travelled to the Coco Ocean Hotel for a performance by a Kora ensemble, a West African 21-string lute-bridge-harp, and a "cultural dance and acrobatic display in the tradition of the Kayorn Kalorn, Banjul, Kabakel and Fula Juboo tribes".

The Prince of Wales who ended an official visit to The Gambia on Friday has made a vow toward the country's infrastructural development.Rounding off a three-day visit to the country, Prince Charles promised that the United Kingdom would become more involved in efforts to improve Gambia's fledgling infrastructure.

Prince Charles will also attend a meeting with Ghanaian and worldwide business leaders to discuss sustainable practice in Ghana's cocoa industry and key environmental issues.

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