A smiling Prince Charles has shaken hands with Boris Johnson in Rwanda today amid tensions between the men over the Government’s plans to sent migrants to the east African country.
The heir to the throne and the Prime Minister are both in Kigali for a Commonwealth summit and will meet privately over a cup of tea this afternoon.
Carrie Johnson and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are also on the Rwanda trip with their husbands and greeted each other warmly at the Kigali Convention Centre this morning.
The handshake between the PM and the future king came hours after Mr Johnson rowed back on earlier comments that he would tell the Prince of Wales to be ‘open-minded’ about his Rwanda asylum policy if Charles raises criticism in their meeting.
The Queen’s son reportedly called the policy ‘appalling’ in comments made in private and Boris said he would tell the royal about the ‘obvious merits’ of the scheme.
But taking a step backwards today, the Prime Minister told broadcasters in Rwanda:…