The Queen to visit Nigeria for CHOGM

Published 7 November 2003

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Nigeria from 3 to 6 December 2003.

Her Majesty The Queen will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Abuja on Friday, 5 December. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend other events during the Meeting.

Background

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh last visited Nigeria in 1956. The Duke of Edinburgh also visited Nigeria in 1961 and 1989.