Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Merseyside

Prince Charles and Makaziwe Mandela look at drawings by Nelson Mandela on display in St Georges Hall in LiverpoolImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption Dr Makaziwe Mandela showed Prince Charles a selection of her father’s drawings

The Prince of Wales met the daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela while on a visit to Liverpool.

Dr Makaziwe Mandela showed the prince a selection of her father’s drawings, which she has donated for a permanent display in St George’s Hall.

The royal couple then visited the Albert Dock, where the Duchess of Cornwall posed in front of Paul Curtis’ mural, For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds.

They also met Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina.

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Image caption The Duchess of Cornwall stands between the wings of artist Paul Curtis’ mural entitled For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds
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Image caption The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Liverpool

Ms Mandela is also on a short trip to the UK and began her visit on Monday, the 29th anniversary of her father being released from prison after 27 years.

Dozens of students waited for a glimpse of the royal couple as they began their day celebrating Liverpool University’s Institute of Irish Studies.

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Image caption Dozens of students waited for a glimpse of the royal couple
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Image caption Charles and Camilla met Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina
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Image caption Sabina Coyne and the Duchess of Cornwall as they receive flowers at a reception at Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool

Vice Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer, said the visit was “a wonderful occasion”.

“We are very fortunate indeed to have as joint patrons of the Institute of Irish Studies, the Prince of Wales and the President of Ireland and the fact that they were both able to come together has been a special day in the life of the University of Liverpool.”

The prince and duchess’s visit comes a month after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Birkenhead in their first joint royal engagement of the year.

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Image caption Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also visited the Royal Albert Dock

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