Prince Charles the Heir to the British throne is scheduled to chat with survivors and perpetrators to get first-hand account of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
The genocide against Tutsi claimed more than a million lives and was stopped by Rwanda Patriotic Front liberation movement led by Paul Kagame now president of Rwanda.
According to the British broadcaster, , Prince Charles has been encouraged by Eric Murangwa, the founder of the organisation Football For Hope, Peace And Unity.
Murangwa was sheltered from the killings by teammates and the Prince of Wales made him an MBE in recognition of his efforts raising awareness of the genocide against the Tutsi.
The British royal will visit a church outside the capital Kigali where the remains of genocide victims are buried.
Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday evening touched ground at Kigali international airport in Rwanda ahead of a summit of Commonwealth leaders. This marks the first royal visit to Rwanda one of a list of nations the Queen has never visited.
Prince Charles is representing the Queen, the head of the Commonwealth, at the ongoing CHOGM event.
Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm), Prince Charles said the partnership had the “potential” to make a difference on issues like climate change and providing opportunities for young people.
The Commonwealth can be “an unparalleled force for good in our world”, he said.
Prince Charles last represented the Queen at Chogm in Sri Lanka in 2013, and in 2018 he was appointed the monarch’s designated successor as head of the Commonwealth.
The CHOGM event is usually held in a different country every two years.