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Prince Charles talks about 'horror' of slave trade

Prince Charles views a 3D printer during a Young Entrepreneurs Event at the International Conference Centre in Ghana
Prince Charles views a 3D printer during a Young Entrepreneurs Event at the International Conference Centre in Ghana
The Duchess of Cornwall is presented with a drum by students at a Commonwealth Big Lunch at the Ghana International School Junior Site, in Accra, Ghana
The Duchess cuts a cake at the school
Victoria Leonard

By Victoria Leonard

Prince Charles acknowledged the "abject horror" of Britain's role in slavery in a speech at a Young Entrepreneurs Event in Ghana yesterday.

The heir to the throne made the remarks while he and his wife Camilla were on the fourth day of their trip to Ghana as part of their tour of West Africa.

He said: "While Britain can be proud that it later led the way in the abolition of this shameful trade, we have a shared responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten."

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall was at Ghana International School in Accra to launch the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition for 2019.

She was greeted by an audience of 1,500 school pupils who took part in the competition, which was founded in 1883.

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