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Prince Charles Lays Wreath At Commonwealth War Graves In Abuja



Prince Charles on Thursday morning paid a poignant tribute to the war dead at a Service of Remembrance at the Abuja Commonwealth War Graves cemetery.

“This year is the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and members of the Royal Family are honouring people around the Commonwealth who have sacrificed their lives in conflict,” reads a statement by Clarence House.

Dressed in a light linen suit adorned with his military medals, the 69-year-old Prince of Wales looked sombre as he laid a large poppy wreath at the Abuja Memorial


Charles went solo as he completed a string of engagements on his final day in the Nigerian capital after Camilla flew back to the UK.

On Thursday night the heir, who will celebrate his 70th year next week, was wished a happy birthday by British model Naomi Campbell who told him he was “young in spirit”.

The function, which was attended by members of Nigeria’s fashion industry in traditional dress, saw the pair greet each other warmly.

Charles and his wife, Camila, arrived Nigeria on Thursday on the last leg of a nine-day West Africa tour.

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