Diplomacy British Royal Princess Anne visits Ghana

The daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne visits Ghana tonight, April 3. The visit is all part of a strategy by the British government to promote The Royal Family as ‘Brexit Ambassadors

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The Royal  Princess Anne is undertaking an official two-day visit to Ghana.

Her visit will be followed by another two-day visit to Sierra Leone.

She will be received by the president of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House.

Buckingham Palace says, the Princess Royal is expected to meet a number of dignitaries in Ghana including the Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II at the Royal Palace in Kumasi and former President Kufuor.

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She will also meet with a number of UK volunteers including the alumni of UK sponsored scholarship programmes, Chevening, Commonwealth and the Queens Young Leaders The Princess Royal visit follows similar ones paid by former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

Princess Anne has a fondness for Ghana, having visited three times in the past ten years.

Her visit revolves around the strengthening of relations between the UK and the Commonwealth, of which Ghana is a member.

In 2010, Princess Anne,visited Ghana and Sierra Leone where she undertook a series of engagements to promote and celebrate bilateral relationships.

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Anne’s visit to West Africa comes after it was revealed that she is the hardest working royal of 2017.

Having worked a total of 44 days since the start of the year, Anne has currently undertaken around a quarter of The Royal Family’s entire workload.

Ghana is one of the few countries being visited in 2017 outside of Europe. Other members of The Royal Family are preoccupied with visiting countries inside the European Union ready for the UK’s eventual departure in 2019.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are also going on a whistle-stop tour of Europe in April. Together, the couple will visit Romania, Austria, Italy and The Holy See.

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READ ALSO:Brexit will not affect our relationship with Ghana - Boris Johnson

It is all part of a strategy by the British government to promote The Royal Family as ‘Brexit Ambassadors’, trying to improve bilateral relations before  withdrawing from the EU begins.

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