Royal Tour of The Caribbean: The Bahamas – Day Two

  March 26, 2022 at 7:12 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started today, Friday March 25, their second day in The Bahamas.
The first event was a visit at the Sybil Strachan Primary School in Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, where the Royal couple was welcomed by Minister of Education, Glenys Hanna-Martin, and the school’s principal, Ricardo Rolle. During the visit at school the Duke and the Duchess attended a musical performance from the school choir, met with pupils and teachers to talk about their learning and teaching experiences during Covid-19. At the Peace Garden of the school they planted a tree to mark the visit and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Duchess, in her speech, said to the children that “it is so wonderful that after nearly two years away, you have recently returned to school and been reunited with your teachers and friends again”, she continued said that ““We are so thrilled to be here in the Bahamas, a country that made us feel at home as soon as we set foot on its soil”, adding that “George, Charlotte and Louis, all love being by the sea, so I hope they will be able to experience your clear waters and beautiful beaches before too long”.
Then, at the Garden of the Remembrance, the Royal Couple met with first responders, nurses, representatives from the Bahamas Red Cross and the Salvation Army and vaccination workers who have been working during the Covid-19 outbreak.
In Parliament Square, the Duke and the Duchess, along with the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Philip Davis and his wife Ann-Marie Davis, attended the Junkanoo parade, a street parade with music, dance, and costumes.
Later the Royal couple moved to Montague Beach to take part at The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club. Winner of the race was the Duke’s team.
In the evening the Duke and the Duchess attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General of The Bahamas, Sir Cornelius Alvin Smith at the Baha Mar Resort. Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Philip Davis and his wife Ann-Marie Davis were among the guests.
The Duke, in his speech, stated that “We support with pride and respect your decisions about your future”, addressing the issue of the ditching the monarchy by the Caribbean countries. He also praised The Bahamas for the warm welcome and remembered that “my grandfather, The Duke of Edinburgh, had a soft spot for The Bahamas”.

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