By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Oct. 26, 2017: Seven independent Caribbean nations are set to get a Royal visit between November 20th and December 4th, Kensington Palace announced last night, releasing more details finally on the previously announced visit of Prince Harry.
The Prince is set to travel to Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados and Guyana – all former British colonies – on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Royal tour will begin in Antigua and Barbuda, which is one of three countries Prince Harry will visit that is marking a significant independence anniversary in 2016. His Royal Highness will then undertake a number of day trips to nearby countries including St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. There, Prince Harry will take the opportunity to learn more about local projects and initiatives, including those focusing on conservation, youth empowerment, and sport for social development.
The visit will continue in Barbados, which is celebrating its 50th year of Independence. Prince Harry will join the many thousands of Barbadians who will be celebrating this occasion. His Royal Highness will also visit a number of charities and organizations in Barbados which carry out important work to address social issues that affect the region.
Prince Harry will complete his visit in Guyana, which also celebrated its 50th year of Independence in May 2016. His Royal Highness will take in some of the natural sights of the Hinterland, as well as witnessing how eco-tourism and a focus on conservation have changed the lives of the people in this area.
On Her Majesty’s behalf, Prince Harry will unveil a number of dedications to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a forestry project which invites Commonwealth countries to dedicate indigenous forest to be preserved in perpetuity for future generations. The first dedication was unveiled by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia on their recent tour to Canada.
The specific dates for the Royal visit are as follows:
Sunday, November 20 – Tues. Nov. 22 – Antigua & Barbuda
Wednesday, November 23rd – St. Kitts/Nevis
Thursday November 24-25th – St. Lucia
Saturday, November 26th – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Monday, November 28th – Grenada
Tuesday November 29th – Thursday, December 1st – Barbados
Friday, December 2nd to Sunday Dec. 4th – Guyana