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Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, met King Goodwill Zwelithini and his wife, Queen Nompumelelo in Wales this week where they were all attending the 100th annual Royal Welsh Show.
The meeting between the royals marked the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War and The Battle of Rorke’s Drift. The battle saw just over 150 Welsh soldiers fight against over 4 000 Zulu warriors in 1879. Following the battle, 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded to the survivors – the largest number ever awarded in any single engagement.
This week, the monarchs were treated to a display a full display of song and dance by warriors dressed in full traditional regalia, as well as a performance by the Rhayader & District Male Voice Choir.
The event was meant to help build positive relations between the Zulu kingdom and Britain.
The 100th annual Royal Welsh Show also marks Charles’s 50th anniversary as the Prince of Wales.
Meeting farmers and stallholders
The 100th annual Royal Welsh Show also marks Charles’s 50th anniversary as the Prince of Wales. The show was marked by a number of events besides meeting King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Pumi.
According to a release by the Royal Family, the Prince met farming leaders and representatives of The Prince’s Countryside Fund before meeting and presenting prizes to winning breeders and their sheep and cattle.
The Duchess met horses in the Equine Arena and later visited the floral pavilion, where a number of horticultural projects from local communities were on display. In the Food Hall, Her Royal Highnesses met stallholders and viewed displays of produce which is grown, developed, packaged or produced in Wales.
The Prince and The Duchess also unveiled the new Welsh Cob Stallion sculpture, which is made of horseshoes from past winning horses, including some donated by Her Majesty The Queen.