Prince Harry in Antigua for ‘formal but fun’ Caribbean tour


(BBC) Blazing sunshine and a red carpet lined with potted palms greeted Prince Harry as he arrived in Antigua on a Caribbean tour billed as formal but fun.

The prince will spend the next 15 days touring seven island nations as the Queen’s representative.

A Kensington Palace source said the tour would have a “formal feel” but there would be “plenty of fun”.

  • The prince will visit six countries where the Queen is head of state
  • Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • He will also tour the Commonwealth nation of Guyana
  • The visit will mark the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados and Guyana
  • In Antigua and Barbuda Prince Harry will also mark the 35th year since independence

A Kensington Palace source said Prince Harry had been “looking forward to the tour for many months” and was “honoured” at being asked to represent the Queen.

“While this tour will necessarily have a more formal feel, he’s pleased that he’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet people from all walks of life. There should be plenty of fun along the way.”

(Antigua Observer photos)

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