By NAN ET Contributor
News Americas, ST. JOHN’S, ANTIUGA, Weds. Nov. 23, 2016: Prince Harry, demurely declined to soca with Antiguan singer Claudette Peters Monday night, differing instead to Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne who was a willing participant.
Dubbed Antigua’s beautiful soca diva, Peters wanted a somewhat shy Harry to show his dance moves but he declined for the most part before sticking up a finger in the air.
The Prince was at a reception hosted by Prime Minister Browne at Barnacle Point on Monday night, the second day of an official visit to Antigua and Barbuda.
Other social activities on the Prince’s calendar in Antigua included:
Attending a youth sports festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium showcasing cricket – Antigua and Barbuda’s national sports, on November 21, 2016;
Walking through a guard of honour during a Youth Sports Festival at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on the second day of an official visit on November 21, 2016 and:
The unveiling of the dedication to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and Arbour Day Fair at Queen Victoria Park Botanical Gardens on November 22, 2016 in St John’s.
The prince is visiting 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 Guyana. The visit will mark the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados and Guyana.
He moves on to St. Kitts & Nevis today. The other dates are:
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
Prince Harry’s build-up has been overshadowed after it emerged he was dating US actress Meghan Markle.
Earlier this month Prince Harry, 32, hit out at the media for subjecting Markle to a “wave of abuse and harassment” issuing a rare but strongly worded statement. Additionally, the hashtag #NotMyPrince has been trending in the Caribbean.