Duke of Cambridge to Attend Royal African Society Reception

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL ATTEND A RECEPTION FOR THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY

The British Academy, London

Wednesday 12th September, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the Royal African Society (RAS), will attend a reception at the British Academy. At the event The Duke will meet fellow members and explore in greater depth the work the Society does globally in the spheres of business, politics, academia, arts and education. His Royal Highness will also make his first speech in his role as Patron of the RAS.

The RAS is the longest standing institution dedicated to promoting Africa in the UK across multiple sectors, and strengthening understanding and equitable relations between Britain, Africa and the rest of the world. Prior to the reception, His Royal Highness will attend a private roundtable with experts from the fields of business and academia that will touch on the opportunities and challenges the continent faces today. The Duke will then enter the reception, which is an Autumn networking event for RAS members and partners. The Royal African Society has a diverse and influential membership network made up of individuals, companies and organisations who take a proactive interest in Africa. Their networking receptions and programme of events provide an opportunity for members to connect, share ideas and develop partnerships.

Prior to The Duke of Cambridge, The Queen was Patron of the RAS for 64 years.

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