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

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The Prince of Wales got his groove on and bopped with dancers during his royal tour of Africa.

It was a moment of levity at the end of an otherwise serious visit to the castle, in which the Prince was told the chilling history of the building before being shown artefacts excavated from it during restoration, and seeing the bedroom his mother the Queen slept in in 1962.

Ghana rolled out the red carpet for Prince Charles and Camilla on Friday, as the jetted into Accra on day three of their royal tour of West Africa.

The objective of their visit is to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and would highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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The royal couple will spend nine days in The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, first celebrating The Gambia's return into the Commonwealth in February.

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

The British royals began their West African tour in Gambia, a former colony that has rejoined the Commonwealth following the ouster of its longtime dictator.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that First Lady Melanie Trump of the United States had also visited Ghana recently to promote her "Be Best" child welfare initiative. "Some of them were happy, some of them not so happy".

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While in Ghana, the British royals will on Saturday, 3 November visit with the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace. So many of our values are influenced by British traditions and institutional arrangements and a lot of the people who are living in your place are doing well; they are well treated.

The British High Commissioner is expected to host Prince Charles to Royal dinner to mark his 70th birthday.

Prior to Prince Charles and Camilla's visit to Ghana, President Akufo-Addo said that he looks forward to meeting them both and "we look forward to receiving him, as his visit will renew and strengthen the bonds of friendship between the United Kingdom and Ghana".

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