Prince Charles and Princess Camilla arrive Nigeria

Prince Charles says Britain's part in transatlantic slave trade was 'atrocity'

Prince Charles says Britain's part in transatlantic slave trade was 'atrocity'

Britain's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade was an appalling atrocity that has left an "indelible stain" on the world, Prince Charles has acknowledged.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Accra on Friday to begin a five-day visit that will seek to improve bilateral ties between Britain and Ghana.

In addition, a portrait drawing of their Royal Highnesses, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall was also presented to the visiting royals.

According to the Prince of Wales, the impact of climate change and global warming are already being felt by far too many Commonwealth citizens by the terrifying hurricanes and cyclones. He said the increasingly erratic weather patterns represent a growing threat to food security.

He said, "It is clear to me that the Commonwealth remains as vital today, as it has ever been".

On Monday night, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo held a state dinner to celebrate the British royals' visit.

"We must find a way to protect and conserve our ocean and develop a truly sustainable approach to the blue economy", he said and indicated that the approach would protect the ecosystem and stimulate economic growth.

Charles who is on the second of a three-nation African tour was delivering an address at the Accra International Conference Center, AICC.

"One of his passions as well is how do we build the skills of young people so that they will be equipped for the world. These provide tremendous opportunities for our people", he said. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten".

"At Osu Castle on Saturday, it was especially important to me - as indeed it was on my first visit there forty-one years ago - that I should acknowledge the most painful chapter of Ghana's relations with the nations of Europe, including the United Kingdom".

He was proud of the comportment of Ghanaians in the United Kingdom, whom he noted had contributed immensely to the economy of the United Kingdom, in the health, education, sports and security sectors of the country.

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