Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Four – St Kitts and Nevis

  November 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The fourth day of his Caribbean tour took Prince Harry to St Kitts and Nevis today, seeing the islands’ gorgeous sights and meeting local schoolchildren.

First, the Prince (who had arrived early aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight he is travelling on and was forced to wait aboard until the official party had arrived) was greeted in Port Zante by the Governor-General, Sir Tapley Seaton, before the two men inspected a Guard of Honour made up of the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, Coast Guard Unit and the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force.

It was then on to Brimstone Hill Fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a youth rally where Harry was treated to performances of traditional dances and songs. He also unveiled a dedication to St Kitts and Nevis’s contribution to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project, the forest 1000 feet above sea level of the Central Forest Reserve National Park. In his speech, Prince Harry praised the youth of the country, saying that the performances showed “creativity and energy in bounds – two qualities that will set you up for the future.”

On his way to the Fortress, Harry’s convoy passed a primary school where the schoolchildren were waiting outside in the rain to catch a glimpse of the Prince – who quickly had his car pull over and made an unscheduled visit to the school so the children could get out of the rain.

Afterwards, the Prince made his way to the island of Nevis for a visit to Lovers Beach, where he was shown the work of The Nevis Turtle Group, a sea turtle conservation group. Harry saw the turtle nests on the shoreline, before helping to release a number of baby turtles into the ocean. “Go, go, go!…That way!” he encouraged the five baby turtles he set down as they crawled their way across the sand.

The day concluded with a reception at Government House.

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