The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Malta next month for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. It will the first time the four will be on an official visit to the same country together.
Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat will officially welcome Queen Elizabeth and the Duke, Prince Philip, on their arrival in Malta on November 26. Their arrival will be preceded by that of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Queen and the Duke will be given a ceremonial welcome from President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at St George's Square in Valletta and will then head to San Anton Palace. In the afternoon, the Prince will attend the CHOGM business forum while the Duchess will visit Mdina Glass at Ta' Qali. In the evening, all four will host a reception for the Maltese people at San Anton Gardens. Later, the Prince, who is president of The Prince' Trust, will join guests to launch the Prince's Trust International.
On November 27, all four will attend the opening ceremony of the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Later, the Queen and
the Prince will return to San Anton for a meeting with the new Commonwealth heads of government, including those of Australia and Canada.
The Duke will visit St Paul's Cathedral for a thanksgiving service and a meeting with members of the former Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) and the Friends of the
Cathedral. of which he is patronl. He will later visit the Casino Maltese for the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards dinner.
As patron of the Book Trust, the Duchess will attend the literacy programme "Read with Me" at St Thomas More Primary School in Zejtun and will later attend a commemoration ceremony at the
Capuchin's Naval Cemetery.
Following the San Anton meeting, the Prince will visit the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa to see the finalists' exhibition of the "Out of the Blue: The Prince of Wales's Commonwealth Environment
Photography Awards" and attend a discussion with youth representatives. In the evening, all four will attend the traditional CHOGM dinner at the Corinthia in Attard.
On November 28, the Prince and the Duchess will visit Mdina before leaving Malta.The Queen and the Duke will visit Heritage Malta to see the restoration taking place on historic paintings,
books and textiles and attend a Maltese cultural show. They will then cross Grand Harbour on a boat and head on to the Horse Race Track in Marsa, before leaving the island.