Prince Charles will visit India for two days in November. As Hindustan Times reports, the heir to the British throne last visited India two years ago.
The two-day royal visit to India starts on November, 13, Clarence House said on Monday. Prince Charles, the next head of the Commonwealth, will focus on climate change, sustainable markets and social finance.
Two years ago, Prince Charles has visited India in November 2017, the most recent meeting with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took place in April 2018 when the Commonwealth heads of government gathered in London.
The 70-year-old heir to the British throne is undertaking the visit at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office based on its international priorities. It will be his tenth official engagement with India.
In 2018, Narendra Modi and heads of 52 other Commonwealth nations had agreed during the 2018 CHOGM that Prince Charles will succeed Queen Elizabeth as the next Commonwealth head. According to the experts, India’s support to Prince Charles was crucial and caused the criticism by the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn insisted the head of the Commonwealth not to be confined to the British royal family but to be rotated by agreement among the nations.
Over the decades, the queen has been the head of the group since the death of her father, King George VI in 1952. The monarch expressed her “sincere wish” at the meeting that Prince Charles succeeds her “one day” to ensure stability and continuity to the group.