Charles Is on the Ball as He Visits Kampala Slums
Prince Charles was confronted with the harsh reality of slum living yesterday during a tour of one of Kampala's poorest districts.
At the shanty town in the Ugandan capital, where people have to survive on the equivalent of 50p a day, he joined in a game of football at a local charity project.
In a day of contrasts he was later scheduled to join the Queen at a banquet for the leaders of more than 50 Commonwealth countries.
Charles, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, flew into Uganda on Thursday night ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which opened yesterday.
But, before attending any CHOGM functions, the Prince was taken to a slum not more than a few miles away from where the dignitaries were last night dining.
Kawempe is home to around 300,000 people. The slum is one of Uganda's most crowded, with more than 9,000 people living on each square kilometre.
Arriving in the morning, the Prince was greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic men, women and children who had lined the street.
He was taken to the Kampala Kids League project. Set up in the late 1990s it gives all children, including those living in the slum, an opportunity to play sports. …