Prince Charles tours Mexico’s Xochimilco Tourist Zone

Britain’s Prince Charles visited the Mexican tourist zone of Xochimilco to become acquainted with the techniques of pre-Hispanic cultivation on the man-made islands there, where flowers and vegetables are grown.
Wearing a gray suit, the heir to the British crown boarded a boat to tour the San Sebastian area of “Mexico’s Venice,” where he was seen smiling and accompanied by one of his bodyguards.
After touring the area with an eye toward better understanding the sustainable agricultural techniques employed there, and sowing a few seeds himself, the prince went to the Dolores Olmedo Museum to learn more about Mexican art and culture, trying several dishes prepared there by Mexican chef Enrique Olvera.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived on Sunday in Mexico on a four-day official visit to strengthen bilateral ties. During the prince’s stay, the year of the United Kingdom in Mexico and Mexico in the United Kingdom will be launched, although it will actually be celebrated next year.