Following Prince Harry's recent tour to South America, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will also undertake an official trip to the region, visiting Colombia and then Mexico later this year.Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos revealed the news on Tuesday during a ceremony to protect the marshlands of the Estrella Fluvial de Inirida River, a 700,000-acre site in Colombia's eastern Guainia state.
Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in Canada in 2014
Clarence House later confirmed President Santos's announcement although no further information has been released. Although Charles has previously visited Mexico three times, with his last trip over ten years ago, this will be Prince Charles' first trip to Colombia. An avid conservationist, it is thought that Charles may visit some of Colombia's protected areas which cover over 11 percent of the country, and President Santos revealed that the royal couple will visit Chiribiquete National Park, the country's largest national park.
Prince Charles in Mexico in 2002
The trip will mark the royal couple's third overseas trip this year. They flew into Nova Scotia in Canada in May for a whistle-stop four day royal tour and in June led the D-Day commemorations in Normandy.
Their busy Canadian schedule consisted of 41 engagements across three provinces in four days, and it started with an official welcome on Victoria Day — the country's national holiday to mark Queen Victoria's birthday.
It was Charles' 17th official visit to Canada and the third time that the royal couple have travelled to the country together.
Prince Charles and Camilla at the D-Day commemerations
Charles and Camilla usually remember D-Day on home ground but the pair made the special visit across the Channel to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic moment. D-Day is credited as leading to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany in 1944. The future King and his wife were seen crossing Pegasus Bridge, one of the first points that British troops successfully captured within minutes of landing in gliders on the Normandy beaches.