The full post was written by  on Friday, February 17, 2017, and is currently available at  A few excerpts are quoted below.

“On Thursday 16th February 2017, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Black Cultural Archives. The Royal Highnesses were met by Ken Olisa, the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, who presented a Guard of Honour comprised of army and air cadets…”


“The event culminated with a reception in BCA’s Cafe which included an address from Dawn Hill, BCA’s Chair, and the Royals signing our visitor book. After signing the book Prince Charles was moved to share a few words with those gathered and this moment was captured on video.”

See video below.

“HRH Prince Charles praised the “remarkable contribution” of Black people and their families to society in the UK. Visiting a new Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, he said, “We are very lucky that you have made that contribution, particularly if I may say so, during the first and Second World War.”

“He went on, “At last, you have a centre such as this, which allows you to develop so many opportunities but also to bring the message to so many people in this country and elsewhere about the remarkable contribution made over so long, by people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed so much to this country.”