Prince Charles of England will be visiting Nigeria, as part of his tour to three African country, which Nigeria is first of.
Clarence House revealed that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting three country in Africa which are synonymous with the slave trade, they are Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria.
The prince is expected to acknowledge the slavery past of an historic African fort when he visits the continent with the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Prince will be seeing the 17th century Christiansborg Castle in Ghana, once a Danish slave fort and later owned by Britain.
Scott Furssedonn-Wood, Charles’ deputy private secretary, said about the prince’s visit to the site:
“What we will almost certainly see is an acknowledgement of that site, of the darker side of the fort’s history and that part of the past, and the story of that region.”
Charles and Camilla’s trip begins on October 31 with the prince spending nine days in the region, while the duchess’s tour ends after seven, following their first day in Nigeria.
Over the centuries the royal family were involved in the slave trade from Elizabeth I, who supported the lucrative dealings of John Hawkins, one of Britain’s first slave traders, to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV, who opposed slavery abolitionists.
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