Upon their arrival in Bogota Colombia, Britain’s ambassador noted that Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall generated real excitement in the country.
Their plane landed on Tuesday evening to a rather rainy welcome. The British ambassador, Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby and his wife Barbara greeted the Royal couple as they made their way down the rather slippery steps of the airplane.
“I have a lot of contact obviously with the Santos Government and contact more broadly with Colombians and there’s a very palpable degree of excitement about the visit. There’s a great enthusiasm to get to know Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall,” Mr Croisdale-Appleby commented.
During the reception at the British Ambassador’s residence, The Duchess was given a £1,500 Mario Hernandez bag and The Prince received a Colombian football shirt from the President of the Colombian Football Federation.
Charles and Camilla have been looking forward to their trip to Colombia which aims to improve relations among the UK and the Latin American country.
On Wednesday, they will receive an official welcome from President Santos and his wife Marcia at the Palacio de Narino in Bogota.
During the day The Prince will visit a vocational skills school while The Duchess and the First Lady of Colombia will visit an arts and craft school.
Charles, Vice Royal Patron will also attend a celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of the British Council in Colombia.
The Royal couple together will tour an organic and urban sustainability fair at the British Ambassador’s residence in Bogota, and in the evening the President and First Lady of Colombia will host a banquet in their honour at the Palacio de Narino in Bogota.
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