Wednesday, 2 November 2016

#ColombiaStateVisit: day two

The Prince of Wales with the President of Colombia on day two of the State Visit to the UK
(photo Clarence House Twitter)

After the glamour of the start of the State Visit to the UK by the President of Colombia, day two was all about getting down to business. President Santos and his wife had a busy schedule of engagements with plenty of help from their royal hosts through the day. Welcome to day two of the #ColombiaStateVisit.

After the grandeur of the State Banquet at the end of day one, Buckingham Palace played host to a breakfast meeting hosted by the Colombian president as day two got under way. Then Juan Manuel Santos was accompanied by the Prince of Wales on a visit to the Natural History Museum.

Prince Charles and President Santos viewed a series of exhibits from the museum and from Kew Gardens as they continued the State Visit.

Meanwhile, Colombia's First Lady, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, was finding out more about education in a visit to a nursery school in London with the Countess of Wessex.

Sophie and the Colombian First Lady visited the Vanessa Nursery School founded by actress, Vanessa Redgrave, and got down on the floor to join in a music group. Sophie couldn't stop cuddling the children who attend the nursery.

Both visitors were given an overview of the organisation by its Oscar winning founder who showed them round the nursery school.

In the evening, it was the turn of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to look after the visitors as they joined President and Mrs Santos at a banquet at the Guildhall in London.  The Colombian State Visit to the UK comes to an end on November 3rd.

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