MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 11:16 UTC

 

 

Charles and Camila arrive in Colombia to boost bilateral relations

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:50 UTC
Full article 13 comments
In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos. In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos.
Clarence House said the visit was at the request of the British government, following invitations from the presidents of both countries. Clarence House said the visit was at the request of the British government, following invitations from the presidents of both countries.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will pay a nine-day visit to Colombia and Mexico, Clarence House residence announced. The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Colombia on Tuesday October 28 and will remain until November 2, before leaving for Mexico until November 5.

 Clarence House said the visit was at the request of the British government, following invitations from the presidents of both countries.

“The visit will be a major boost to the bilateral relationship between the UK and these two dynamic and influential nations in Latin America”.

In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos.

Other engagements in the Colombian capital will focus on traditional arts and crafts, historical architecture, organic food and wool, plus trade and investment.

Charles will also visit the Macarena National Park in southern Colombia. The couple will end their five-day visit in Cartagena, where Charles will deliver the concluding speech at the Health Of The Oceans international conference.

Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, and their Mexico trip begins in Real del Monte, which has historical links to the southwest English county and its mining heritage.

They are to visit Mexico City for an official welcome by the president.

In Campeche, the royals will visit the Edzna Maya archaeological site to see how the ruins have been restored, while in Monterrey, they will see the successful regeneration of the area's historical sites.

Charles, 65, visited Colombia in 1974 as a naval officer, while he has visited Mexico four times since 1966. HMS Argyll will be Cartagena de Indias while Charles and Camila are in Colombia.

Top Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Conqueror

    Oh ho. The Colombian and Mexican governments have requested a visit from a British Royal couple. The heir to the Thrones of 16 free countries and his wife. Are Colombia and Mexico desperate for recognition as being 'civilised'. Are they hoping to follow Mozambique and Rwanda as members of the Commonwealth of Nations despite never being British. Could they join with Guyana to resist Venezuela?

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 12:21 pm 0
  • Idlehands

    Columbia huh....one of the murder capitals of the world. Fingers crossed.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 12:59 pm 0
  • Nostrum of NostrolL

    @1, 2

    And here for the world to see is the typical display of gratitude by British people towards those who wish to be friends with them.

    As I have always said, and most argentines know, this is REALLY how the Anglo thinks, like the first two responses in this thread. Racist, Darwinist, Haughty, Crass, Boorish, Inconsiderate, Disagreeable, Spiteful, Ravenous, Depredatory, Opportunistic, Avaricious, Grasping, Solipsistic, Bovinocephalistic, Supercilious, Pugnacious, Recreant, Procrustean, Pusillanimous, Covetous, Jaundiced, Splenetic, Ornery, Duplicitous, Picaroonish, Mulcting, Grobiphastic... Twats.

    Argentines got the British nailed 100% to the t and i, aren't fooled, and that's why they hate argies,

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 03:42 pm 0
Read all comments

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!