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Overseas duties

  • An official welcome in Qatar
  • The Prince and The Duchess visit a traditional mud house in South Africa
  • Women from the Maasai tribe in Arusha National Park wait to meet Their Royal Highnesses
  • A building in Zanzibar visited by The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are among the United Kingdom's most important ambassadors.

Every year, Their Royal Highnesses travel abroad at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to further British diplomatic interests, raise the UK’s profile in the country visited and promote British excellence.

Overseas visits enable The Prince to familiarise himself with a wide range of international issues and to meet many Heads of State and senior officials.

His Royal Highness often represents The Queen at overseas events, such as state funerals.

The Prince tries to find ways for The Prince’s Charities, most of which His Royal Highness has established himself, to work for the benefit of the international community and often visits projects set up by his own charities during overseas visits.

For example, Youth Business International (YBI) has helped more than 14,000 disadvantaged young people around the world to become entrepreneurs.

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