Prince Charles and Camilla to Visit Colombia and Mexico

Photo by Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Colombia and Mexico during an eight-day trip later this month.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will make the visit at the request of the British Government and at the invitation of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.

The Prince and Duchess will arrive in Bogota, Colombia on Oct. 28, meeting with the Colombian leader the following day. Their activities in Colombia will focus on “traditional arts and crafts, historical architecture, organic food and wool, trade and investment, and a celebration of the British Council’s 75th anniversary in Colombia,” while also attending a ceremony remembering the victims of Colombia’s armed conflict, according to a statement from Clarence House.

On Nov. 2, the Prince and Duchess will travel to Mexico, where they will meet with political and business leaders.

Prince Charles last visited Colombia in 1974 as a Naval Officer, and last made a trip to Mexico in 2002.


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