What Happened? Duchess Camilla Leaves Charles As She Abruptly Quits Africa Tour And Returns To London
November 8, 2018 15:34 By Fabiosa
This month, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles took on an extensive trip to Africa with plans to visit Gambia, Ghana, and several other countries.
Their Royal Highnesses have arrived in Ghana for Day 3 of the West Africa tour. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭 The Prince and The Duchess attended a Welcome Ceremony at Jubilee House where they met The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. The Queen visited Ghana in 1961 and 1999. The Prince of Wales's last official visit was in March 1977 and today HRH saw an exhibition of photos from his time here. This will be The Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Ghana.
The royal couple has been very excited about their trip as they've never been to the Gambia and wanted to learn more about it during their stay.
During the day Their Royal Highnesses attended several engagements. The Duchess launched the Commonwealth Essay Competition in Ghana alongside Vogue editor Edward Enninful and HRH also visited a school for a Commonwealth Big Lunch. The Prince joined roundtables on sustainability and the environment, including around the cocoa industry and the issues of ocean plastics in Ghana. Finally Their Royal Highnesses were hosted in a State Dinner by The President of Ghana. #RoyalVisitGhana 🇬🇭
However, it looks like Duchess of Cornwall decided to cut her part of the tour short and returned to London.
Sorry, Charles, the wife is going home
A royal correspondent that follows Charles and Camilla's royal tour in Africa reported that the Duchess has left Nigeria early and flown back to London, leaving her husband to continue his trip on his own.
The reason for Camilla's abrupt departure is unknown, but recent reports of the troubled relationship between the royal couple might have something to do with it.
We, however, believe that the Duchess might be exhausted from the long trip and decided to rest at home. Earlier this year, Parker-Bowles similarly cut her visit in Australia short, because long flights are hard on her and she needed some time off.
Whatever the reason is, we hope Prince Charles isn't too upset about staying behind and having to continue carrying out the royal duties by himself.
Trouble in paradise?
A number of recent events give rise to suggest that Charles and Camilla are going through the rough patch in their marriage. The royal couple has been doing some public appearances separately, and the Duchess of Cornwall didn't attend Princess Eugenie's wedding.
So far, there were no concrete statements from the Palace, so we would like to hope that rumors about problems between Camilla and Charles are untrue.