Prince William Visits Hospital on Isles of Scilly as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Arrive in Nigeria

Prince William's visit to Cornwall continued on Friday, May 10 with a stop at St

Published Time: 10.05.2024 - 13:31:09 Modified Time: 10.05.2024 - 13:31:09

Prince William's visit to Cornwall continued on Friday, May 10 with a stop at St. Mary's Harbor on the Isles of Scilly and a tour of a new community hospital.

The Prince of Wales, 41, inherited the $1 billion Duchy of Cornwall estate, as well as the title of Duke of Cornwall, following Queen Elizabeth's death in September 2022. The Duchy of Cornwall is a large estate owned by the prince, which funds his family, as well as provides money to his charitable endeavors.

William kicked off his two-day visit on May 9 when he stopped by Nansledan to see the site of his housing project, which is designed to help people experiencing homelessness. From there, he headed to Fistral Beach, where he learned about water safety ahead of the summer season.

On Friday, William journeyed to the Isles of Scilly to spend time with the people who live and work around St. Mary's Harbor. The Harbor is a central hub of industry and tourism for the area, and the prince took time to speak with locals and business owners as they prepare for an influx of tourists — the islands see around 100,000 visitors every year — in the coming months.

After spending time with the people at the Harbor, the prince headed to St. Mary's Hospital for hear about plans for a new integrated health and social care facility, which is set to be built on land owned by the Duchy. The proposed facility will add 12 residential care home beds, as well as a modern maternity suite to better serve the island communities that rely on the hospital for care.

During his visit, William met with representatives from the local council who are helping make the expansion a reality. He also made time to talk with the hospital's staff.

As the Prince of Wales was touring Cornwell, his brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Nigeria for their first visit to the West African country.

The couple was invited by Nigeria's Chief of Defense Staff, and they began their trip with a visit to a local school. From there, Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, met with the Chief of Defense staff before Harry visited wi -

th injured servicemembers at a military hospital.

Meghan and Harry's trip to Nigeria will continue throughout the weekend as they attend a training session for the organization, Nigeria: Unconquered and a reception hosted by the Chief of Defense Staff in honor of military families. The Duchess of Sussex is also scheduled to co-host the event Women in Leadership with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, Meghan and Harry will have a packed schedule as they attend a basketball clinic with Giants of Africa, a cultural reception and a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered.

The couple's trip to Nigeria comes after Harry spent a few days in London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Invictus Games. The prince extended invitations to several members of the royal family a Service of Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on May 8. PEOPLE understands that the Duke of Sussex invited his father,King Charles, Williamand his sister-in-law,Kate Middleton.

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Princess Kate has been out of the public eye as she undergoes treatment for cancer, while William was conducting investitures at Windsor Castle on the same day as Harry’s Invictus Games service. Meanwhile, the King and Queen Camilla hosted the first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace a few miles away.

A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex had previouslyconfirmed Harry would not see his father during his visit due to the King's "full" schedule.

"In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not The Duke will meet with his father while in the U.K. this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program," the spokesperson said on May 7. "The Duke of course is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon."

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