Britain's Prince Charles (right) and his wife Camilla (left) toured Johannesburg's historic Soweto township on Thursday on the first full day of a visit to South Africa. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Malaysian Bloggers l SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla toured Johannesburg's historic Soweto township on Thursday on the first full day of a visit to South Africa.
They were greeted at the Freedom Square Monument by the Soweto Gospel Choir, with 24 singers and a drummer in colourful traditional dress and beads, singing Miriam Makeba's Click Song and other African favourites.
Children from local schools and a creche lined the square for the royal pair's arrival, receiving smiles and waves from the couple.
'It was so cool, I liked that. It's so long I want to see the prince,' said Boniswa Msibi, an 18-year-old Soweto high school pupil who shook hands with the prince. 'We're so happy that they're coming into Soweto to see us and are not afraid of us.' The Duchess of Cornwall, dressed in a cream-coloured butterfly-print dress and a cream jacket with black piping, tried on some colourful hats at a handicraft stall.