Clarence House has announced that the Prince of Wales will visit Vanuatu on Saturday 7th April as part of his Commonwealth Games tour.
Prince Charles is visiting Australia for the Commonwealth Games alongside his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.
However, he will travel alone to Vanuatu after the Duchess leaves for a one-day visit.
Afterwards, he will return to Australia to visit Cairns in Queensland and Gove & Darwin in the Northern Territory.
In Vanuatu, The Queen’s son will learn more about the reconstruction efforts which have taken place following the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam.
His Royal Highness will also highlight the challenges faced by the Island States vulnerable to the growing threat of climate change.
In addition to the theme of the Commonwealth, the tour will include engagements which focus on the themes of community, sustainability and disaster recovery and resilience; as well as visits which highlight The Prince’s connections to the Australian Armed Forces.
Clarence House has revealed some tour highlights which we can look forward to in April:
- The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and will tour the Athletes Village. Prince Charles will be tasked with presenting medals during the Swimming Finals. In Cairns, The Prince will watch Women’s Basketball and will meet the teams after the game.
- Both the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Commonwealth House on the Gold Coast – a trade and investment hub.
- The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the Women of the World WOW Festival, will host a tea for festival supporters.
There will also be many engagements that are focussed on the couple’s passion for sustainability. This includes a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest for Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Cornwall will depart Australia before her husband meaning she will miss the visit to Vanuatu and Northern Australia.
This will be the Prince of Wales’s 16th visit to Australia, and the Duchess of Cornwall’s 3rd.
Royal Central will bring you details coverage of all the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s engagements in April.