Monday, 4 April 2011

Royal Moroccan Visit

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Morocco today. Their Royal Highnesses were greeted at Rabat airport by Prince Moulay Rachid, brother HM the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI.

During their tour today, TRH visited the 1st Brigade Infanterie Parachutiste, where they saw a number of peacekeeping training skills being taught in the classrooms there. Prince Charles is Colonel-In-Chief of the UK's Parachute Regiment and was wearing a regimental tie and badge on his lapel.

The visit ended with a display of 22 parachutists jumping from a plane at 800 metres and landing yards from where TRH were watching. They watched through binoculars and then clapped as each soldier handed. The first parachutists were carrying the British and Moroccan flags.

Later in the day, Their Royal Highnesses went to the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V. They laid wreaths at the tombs of Mohammed V and Hassan II, both previous Kings of Morocco. The Prince of Wales laid a wreath during his visit to the tomb in 1995.

His Royal Highness then visited the National Library to meet business leaders who had just attended a seminar on the social and economic benefits of corporate social responsibility. HRH's charity, Youth Business International, discussed the opportunities for companies to engage with young entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall went on to the Villa Des Arts where she met young Kaftan designers and looked at some of their creations.

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