Nigeria's northern emirs gave Prince Charles a royal welcome on his tour of the West African country this week. Here he arrives at the palace of the Emir of Kano (4th from right).
A durbar - a traditional parade performed by galloping horsemen during Muslim festivals or on special occasions - was then performed for the Prince of Wales.
Over 45 minutes, the emir and his guest sat on a balcony at the front of the palace and watched the hundreds of riders participating in the event, AFP news agency reported.
Many riders rode richly decorated horses to the sounds of drums. The parade culminated with riders coming to a halt at the foot of the balcony to the cheers of the spectators.
During his visit to the palace, the Prince of Wales was presented with a horse from Emir Alhaji Ado Bayero.
Hundreds of courtiers attended Wednesday's festivities at the Kano palace dressed in colourful robes and turbans.
The next day, Prince Charles travelled to Zaria to pay a visit to the court of the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, whose personal bodyguards have a special uniform.
The Prince of Wales was welcomed by drummers and trumpeters and the emir's court jester (pictured).
Amidst the celebrations, the prince found time to sit down for a chat with his host.