Royals take front-row at Rwanda fashion show


The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a runway show at the Rwanda fashion week.

The Royal couple are in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, representing the Queen at this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

Despite a momentary power cut in the venue, Charles and Camilla sat in the front row as designers from Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa showcased their collections.

The latest Royal engagement comes after Charles’s visit to a Rwanda genocide memorial and Camilla’s talk at a panel to end gender-based violence.

Sustainable fashion has been a key topic at this year’s meeting, with leaders in the industry discussing ways on how to slow down the ever-growing fast fashion trend.

It’s estimated that Ghana, a country which is part of the Commonwealth, received 15 million used items of clothing every week from the West. Around 40%is of poor quality and deemed worthless – ending up being dumped in landfills.

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