Princes Charles plans extensive trip to India

Britain’s Princes Charles, who is also the heir to the throne in 16 countries, is all set to embark on his most extensive India trip.

In what is being seen as his growing clout, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will undertake a nine day visit to India next month before moving on to Sri Lanka to the controversial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The India trip — from November 6 to 14, has tremendous political significance.

The prince representing Queen Elizabeth at the CHOGM is being seen as the biggest endorsement till date that he is inching towards the British throne, especially with the growing concern over the Queen’s frail health.

This will be the first time in 40 years — since 1973, that the 87-year-old monarch Queen Elizabeth will miss the meeting of the voluntary association of 54 countries. Charles, the Prince of Wales and heir apparent was therefore asked to represent her at the gathering raising speculation that his mother’s restricted movement may speed up his promotion to the throne.

Full report here Times of India 


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