Britain’s Prince Charles is to visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India later this month and a major theme of his tour will be the promotion of greater tolerance between faiths, royal officials said on Thursday.Sort of like Madonna?
The heir to the throne, a practising Anglican, has urged the West to learn from Islam and adopt a more holistic approach to life. He regularly takes advice from religious leaders.
Charles has also indicated he would like as future king to see a new approach to religion, styling himself “Defender of Faiths” rather than “Defender of the Faith” a title bestowed by the Pope on Henry VIII before he broke away from the Roman Catholic Church to establish the Church of England in the 16th century.(Hat tip: The Religious Policeman)
With security a prime consideration for Charles’ personal protection unit, few details were released in advance of the trip. Charles, who will be accompanied by his wife, Camilla, flies first to Egypt on March 20. He last visited the country in 1995.