Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:34
Clarence House makes official announcement
Charles, Prince of Wales will represent Britain’s reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next month, Clarence House confirmed in a media release yesterday.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will make a nine day visit to India next month before moving on to Sri Lanka, the announcement from the Prince’s official residence said.
The Prince and Duchess will arrive in Sri Lanka on 14 November and leave on 16 November, the announcement said.
Both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the official opening ceremony of CHOGM and a dinner, hosted by The Prince, for Commonwealth Heads of Government, the announcement said.
“In addition, The Prince will hold a small number of meetings with Commonwealth Heads and others on issues of key importance to the Summit. While in Sri Lanka, The Prince and The Duchess will also carry out a program of official engagements including a visit to a mental health initiative, a hospital and a tea estate. The Prince last visited in 2005 in the aftermath of the Boxing Day tsunami,” Clarence House said.
In India, the Prince of Wales will make an off-road trip into an “elephant corridor” in Kerala, the Duchess will visit the prestigious Doon School, and both will visit the Indian Military Academy and attending a gala dinner in Mumbai with a Bollywood flavour, Clarence House said in its release. (DB)