Prince Harry’s ship breaks down delaying Caribbean tour
Prince Harry was left stranded after the Royal Fleet Auxiliary boat he is living on broke down.
The 32-year-old royal is staying on the vessel during his two-week stay in the Caribbean, however, his trip came to a halt on Saturday (26.11.16) when RFA Wave Knight failed to start.
However, It’s said the rest of the tour will not be affected by the “technical” glitch and they are hoping to resume their trip to the island of Grenada so Harry can continue his royal engagements on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “Today, day eight of the tour, was a designated travel day. The journey from St Vincent to Grenada was due to take six hours and the tour party planned to stop along the way for lunch.
‘Due to a technical problem, RFA Wave Knight was unable to leave St Vincent as planned. Prince Harry and the tour party remain in the country and went to a nearby island for a private afternoon.
“Contingency plans are in place and there is no current expectation the second half of the tour will be impacted by the technical problem.”
According to the Daily Mail, a Royal Navy spokesman added: “RFA Wave Knight experienced a minor technical issue. This has not caused delay to the royal tour, or affected the operational commitments of the ship.”
Other than being stranded, Harry is said to be enjoying his time on board the Royal Navy boat and has loved eating with the crew.
A source recently said: “He is really liking life on board, he took to it immediately and he is enjoying getting to know the crew and talking to everyone he meets. It is a reminder of his days as a serving officer in the Armed Forces.
“He is eating his meals with the team and the officers on the ship, in the mess with the other sailors.
“It is very traditional fare, a standard English breakfast and good, no frills food for other meals when he is on board.
“The Prince does not get any special treatment and nor would he ever want any from the crew.
He has, though, been given the captain’s cabin, in line with standard protocol when the ship hosts a member of the Royal family or a senior naval figure, and he is incredibly grateful for that.”