Prince Harry’s first engagement in Caribbean
Prince Harry marked the start of his visit to the Caribbean by reading out a message on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
The 32-year-old royal attended Antigua’s Clarence House, where he was welcomed by Governor General Sir Rodney Williams on Sunday night (20.11.16).
The flame-haired hunk’s grandparents celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on the same day and Harry read out a touching tribute to the people of Antigua and Barbuda from the royal couple, in which they recall their visits to the West Indies over the years.
He read: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest wishes to Antigua and Barbuda on the occasion of this celebration to mark 35 years of independence.
“I have fond memories of visiting your country in 1966, 1977 during the Silver Jubilee and again in1985.
“I will never forget the warmth of your people and the incredible natural beauty of the islands. It has been a great privilege for me to watch Antigua and Barbuda develop into the confident country it is today with a strong national identity and a positive outlook.
“I congratulate all of you for the part you have played in building this community and creating so many opportunities for the next generation.”
Next on Harry’s itinerary is a trip to Barbuda later this week.