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Camilla and Charles arrive in Abuja for the next leg of their West Africa tour

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Nigeria on the last leg of their West African tour.

The couple touched down in the capital Abuja on a private jet and were greeted by a Guard of Honour on the red carpet.

Along the dignitaries receiving them were the British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, and the Nigerian Foreign Minister, The Hon. Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama.

Following a rendition of the National Anthems, the prince, wearing a beige linen suit and sunglasses, inspected the Guard of Honour – resplendent in green, red and gold – and departed for The Presidential Villa to meet the country’s political leader.

Charles and Camilla have arrived at at Abuja International Airport to commence their official visit to the country as part of their royal tour of West Africa 

Charles and Camilla have arrived at at Abuja International Airport to commence their official visit to the country as part of their royal tour of West Africa 

Charles and Camilla have arrived at at Abuja International Airport to commence their official visit to the country as part of their royal tour of West Africa 

The Prince of Wales inspected the Guard of Honour - resplendent in green, red and gold - before departing for The Presidential Villa to meet the Nigeria's political leader

The Prince of Wales inspected the Guard of Honour - resplendent in green, red and gold - before departing for The Presidential Villa to meet the Nigeria's political leader

The Prince of Wales inspected the Guard of Honour – resplendent in green, red and gold – before departing for The Presidential Villa to meet the Nigeria’s political leader

Welcome to Nigeria! Charles and Camilla are on the final leg of their nine-day visit to West Africa and arrived in Abuja from Ghana by private jet 

Welcome to Nigeria! Charles and Camilla are on the final leg of their nine-day visit to West Africa and arrived in Abuja from Ghana by private jet 

Welcome to Nigeria! Charles and Camilla are on the final leg of their nine-day visit to West Africa and arrived in Abuja from Ghana by private jet 

A warm welcome! Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria

A warm welcome! Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria

A warm welcome! Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria

Camilla smiled and looked cool in a pink Anna Valentine kaftan top and palazzo pants.

Yesterday Clarence House officials revealed that they had been forced to cancel a planned visit to Jos in central Nigeria on Thursday by Charles.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said the decision had been taken for security and operational reasons.

The region has been plagued by ethnic, tribal and religious violence with dozens killed in recent months.

Keeping her cool! Camilla kept the 33C heat at bay with a parasol and dressed in a floaty pink Anna Valentine kaftan top and palazzo pants

Keeping her cool! Camilla kept the 33C heat at bay with a parasol and dressed in a floaty pink Anna Valentine kaftan top and palazzo pants

Keeping her cool! Camilla kept the 33C heat at bay with a parasol and dressed in a floaty pink Anna Valentine kaftan top and palazzo pants

Roll out the red carpet! The royal couple were greeted at the airport with a display of traditional dancing 

Roll out the red carpet! The royal couple were greeted at the airport with a display of traditional dancing 

Roll out the red carpet! The royal couple were greeted at the airport with a display of traditional dancing 

Camilla will undertake engagements with her husband today but will fly back to London tomorrow.

Yesterday, Prince Charles made reference to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s unborn baby as he made an impassioned call for the world to act urgently to stop plastic polluting the planet.

The heir to the throne referred to the prospect of becoming a grandfather for the fourth time and pleaded for people around the world to create a better future for all grandchildren.

Charles, who is on a nine-day tour of West Africa with the Duchess of Cornwall, made the off-the-cuff remarks at a gathering of government officials and leaders of business and civil society to discuss plastic waste in Ghana.

Warm welcome: After touching down in the Nigerian capital Abuja on a private jet the couple were  greeted by a Guard of Honour on the red carpet

Warm welcome: After touching down in the Nigerian capital Abuja on a private jet the couple were  greeted by a Guard of Honour on the red carpet

Warm welcome: After touching down in the Nigerian capital Abuja on a private jet the couple were  greeted by a Guard of Honour on the red carpet

At the event at a beachside nightclub overlooking the Atlantic Ovean in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, he told those at the meeting: ‘I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon.

‘It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them.

‘All grandchildren deserve a better future.’

Charles is said to be delighted at the news that his youngest son, Prince Harry, is set to become a father for the first time next spring with his wife, Meghan.  

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