Prince Charles, wife arrive for Moroccan visit

4th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived Monday in Rabat, Morocco, for a three-day official visit, an official source said, a day after a large pro-democracy protest in Casablanca.

The couple, visiting at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, were met on landing by the king's younger brother Prince Moulay Rachid, Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi and other cabinet members.

The royal pair will be hosted by Mohammed VI in Rabat, after which they will travel to Errachidia in the south of the country to visit an anti-desertification project.

They are also scheduled to visit Fez, in the centre of Morocco.

In Morocco's biggest city Casablanca on Sunday about 4,000 people demonstrated for more democracy and reform, including repeal of a constitutional article that makes the king the highest religious authority in Marocco.

After February 20 protests, the king pledged major reforms including a stronger judiciary and separation of the government and monarchy.

Charles and Camilla ended a three-day trip to Spain last Friday.

© 2011 AFP

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