BY ROMULUS HUTA
PRINCE Charles has congratulated Solomon Islands for winning the first ever medal at the Commonwealth Games which came to a close on Sunday in Gold Coast, Australia.
Prince Charles conveyed the congratulatory message to Prime Minister Rick Hou during a meeting at Sir James Palace in London, United Kingdom yesterday.
Hou was in London this week to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations.
The country’s first Commonwealth Medal, a bronze, was won by female lifter Jenlyn Wini in the women’s 58kg class of the weightlifting competition.
The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games ran from April 4 to 15 in Gold Coast and was officially opened by Prince Charles and wife Camilla.
Charles, the Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.