Prince Harry’s official Caribbean visit
Prince Harry will make an official visit to the Caribbean on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.
Kensington Palace announced yesterday (05.09.16) the flame-haired royal will head to the region, where he will take in Antigua, Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis, Barbuda, St Lucia, Grenada, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, in late autumn.
A post on their official Twitter account read: “Prince Harry will make an official visit to the Caribbean in the late autumn, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
“HRH will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.”
Harry will visit Barbados and Guyana to mark the 50th anniversary of independence for both countries, and it is the 35th year of independence for Barbuda and Antigua.
It will not be the first time the 31-year-old royal has visited Barbados, having spent time there in 2010 as part of an official visit.
During his travels, he raised money at a Haiti benefit concert and got involved with the event by dancing the calypso on stage.
He told the audience at the time: “I can’t believe I have let myself in for this. I think I’ll just crowd dive instead.”
Harry’s trip could have ended in disaster when he was thrown head-first off his horse during a charity polo match, but fortunately both he and the animal were unharmed.
He also consumed spicy food with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, visited a local hospital and met legendary TV presenter Cilla Black, who has since passed away.
She said at the time: “Harry said to me, ‘I didn’t know you were going to be here,’ and I said, ‘Well, surprise, surprise.’ “