Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles set to undertake mammoth task in just NINE days next month

The Prince of Wales racked up 521 royal engagements last year and the 71-year-old doesn't show any signs of slowing down as he and wife Camilla prepare for 50 more during their trip next month.

  • Prince Charles was the hardest-working royal last year and undertook 521 royal engagements - 15 more than his sister, Princess Anne
  • Clarence House have revealed that Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker Bowles will attend 50 royal engagements during their tour of Cyprus and Jordan in March
  • This follows royal news that Prince Charles made a surprise visit to a high-street store earlier this month

Prince Charles and his wife of 15 years, Camilla, are set to embark on their first royal tour of 2020 next month and will undertake more than 50 engagements whilst on the road.

It comes after Prince Charles was deemed the hardest working royal last year after he undertook 521public appearances. Closely followed by Princess Anne who attended 506.

Charles and Camilla - who are both in their seventies - will visit the Republic of Cyprus and The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 17 March until the 25 March.

The focus of their trip will be the work of the UN Peacekeeping Force and is the first royal visit to Cyrprus since the Queen's visit in 1993.

It is thought the couple's trip will start in the capital, Nicosia, before moving on to the Larnaca district. They will explore the culture through food and crafts.

After moving from Cyprus to Jordan, the royals will celebrate the Queen's long-standing relationship with Jordan's royal family.

Camilla will embark on a solo visit with Queen Rania to learn more about the work being done to protect vulnerable children and mothers.

It comes after news of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down as working royals led to suggestions that the other royals would have to attend more royal engagements as a consequence.

Royal expert, Duncan Larcombe explained, "It’s the younger royals who are increasingly taking a lot of pressure off the Queen in terms of foreign travel. The Queen doesn’t do royal tours any more. So it would mean more work for the others."

Georgia Farquharson

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