The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall / Re: The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Mexico & Colombia« Last post by TLLK on Today at 08:51:53 PM »
From Clarence House's Storify account:Thank you for sharing Cindy. Relating his own experience of losing a loved one to violence was a good decision IMO. Shows that everyone rich/poor, public figure/private citizen can be affected by the ugly experience of terrorism/war.QuoteRoya lVisit Colombia - Our Rolling Blog
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Colombia and Mexico from 28th October - 5th November. Their Royal Highnesses' visit to both countries is at the request of the British Government, following invitations from President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón of Colombia and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began their third day in Colombia by visiting the Peace and Rehabilitation Centre in Bogota. They were joined by President Santos and the First Lady and viewed an art exhibition based on the theme of reconciliation. The centre honours those who lost their lives in civil conflict in Colombia.
The Prince made a moving speech in which he empathised with those who had lost loved ones in the conflict.
His Royal Highness spoke of his own personal losses - HRH's great uncle Lord Mountbatten and The Prince's godson were murdered in Northern Ireland thirty years ago - and he said: "So I feel I do understand something of the bewildering and soul-destroying anguish that so many of you have had to endure."
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