As announced in March, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will make a State Visit to Malta and attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta from 26th to 28th November. The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, will also attend CHOGM in support of The Queen.
Highlights of the visit will include a full ceremonial welcome in St George's Square, Valletta, a reception hosted by The Queen for the people of Malta, as well as the colourful pageantry of the CHOGM opening ceremony and Heads of Government dinner.
The State Visit, as well as separate engagements undertaken by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during the visit, will celebrate The Royal Family's enduring affection for Malta: its people, its history and its future.
Similarly, engagements centred on CHOGM will acknowledge the potential of the modern Commonwealth and its young people, reinforcing Her Majesty's Commonwealth message earlier this year when she said: "We are guardians of a precious flame, and it is our duty not only to keep it burning brightly but to keep it replenished for the decades ahead."
This will be the fourth time The Prince of Wales will attend CHOGM. The Prince of Wales's attendance at CHOGM will reflect his 40 years as an advocate for global sustainability and youth opportunity. Amongst other engagements he will attend the Special Session on Climate Action and address the CHOGM Business Forum.