Prince Charles represents the Queen at the Commonwealth Leaders Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Lorraine Kelly discussed the visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with royal editor Russell Myers on Thursday’s installment of his ITV show with the presenter declaring that Charles had “learned lessons” from recent royal tours.
Charles and Camilla met with survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide before the summit.
Russell began: “The Queen remains the head of the Commonwealth.
“Charles will take over over time, as the Queen herself put it.
“But it’s definitely a lot, we’re seeing a king waiting, a statesman on these big tours.
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“I think it’s very right that they have to go and experience what people here have been through and are still recovering from before the climate change issue, girls’ education.”
“Camilla will also give a big important speech on domestic violence later on,” she added.
Lorraine commented, “I think they’ve learned a lot of lessons from other trips we’ve been on, especially to the Caribbean.
“They’ve learned from that, that’s for sure.”
“Our trip was an opportunity to reflect and we learned a lot. Not only about the different issues that matter most to the people of the region, but also about how the past weighs heavily on the present.”
Meanwhile, Charles will meet Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth summit.
This comes after the Prince of Wales was reportedly heard criticizing the government’s plan for migrants in Rwanda as “appalling”.
Charles made the comments in a private conversation, according to The Times.