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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Malta for the Royal visit and The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

26th November 2015

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend an evening reception held in the grounds of the San Anton Palace in Attard, Malta

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend an evening reception held in the grounds of the San Anton Palace in Attard, Malta

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Malta today ahead of The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2015. The Prince of Wales is attending CHOGM in support of Her Majesty The Queen.

Their Royal Highnesses will also carry out separate engagements in Malta. After touching down, The Prince and The Duchess were welcomed by Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and High Commissioner Rob Luke.

The Prince of Wales then attended the CHOGM Business Forum and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Mdina Glass.

His Royal Highness made a speech at the Business Forum, hosted by Lord Marland, and talked about securing a sustainable future.

The Prince of Wales delivers a speech during the CHOGM Business Forum

The Prince of Wales delivers a speech during the CHOGM Business Forum

The Prince of Wales said: "We do not have the right to test to destruction the planet's tolerance to our indiscretions.

"We do not have the right to steal our children and grandchildren's inheritance.

"We do, however, have the responsibility to act now, to seize this opportunity to build a truly resilient future and I am sure that the Commonwealth and those of you here today, will play a critical and leading part in this endeavour."

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Mdina Glass, Malta's first glass factory.

After watching glass being blown by craftsmen, Her Royal Highness browsed the shelves of glassware which included lamps, vases, plates and ornaments.

Joseph Said, who runs the family-owned shop, said: "She loved the shop and said she was very happy to be in Malta.

"She said her parents used to bring her to Malta when she was a little girl and she was very happy to be back."

Their Royal Highnesses then joined Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for a State Reception in the grounds of San Anton Palace, which was hosted by the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

Shortly afterwards, The Prince of Wales attended the launch of the Prince’s Trust International at the Palace of the Grandmaster. The Trust will offer advice, training and support to organisations wanting to run Prince’s Trust programmes in their own countries.

The Prince of Wales made a speech at the event, and said: “"It makes me enormously proud to think that the small projects we launched in 1976 have grown to the extent that we can help people throughout the world.

“I look forward very much to keeping an eye on what happens in Malta and I'm sure it will make me very proud.”