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Prince of Wales fundraises for Zimbabwe

Prince Charles will be joined by an international audience of senior individuals in philanthropy and business to raise money for a number of important projects in Zimbabwe including the reconstruction of the National Gallery and Library.


The building of the Gallery in 1957 was initially made possible by a gift to the country by James McDonald and Stephen Courtauld of the celebrated textile dynasty.

“These historically important buildings represent something unique in Africa as a repository of African art and European treasures.

“Our aim would be to recreate a regionally significant educational resource that can be embraced by local Zimbabweans and visitors alike,” said Guy Oliver, the chairman of the evening.

Prince Charles  presided at Zimbabwe’s 1980 Independence ceremony — effectively relinquishing the last British Crown colony in Africa.

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