Prince Harry starts tour on behalf of The Queen

Published 21 November 2016

Prince Harry has commenced a two-week tour of The Caribbean on behalf of The Queen.

His Royal Highness will carry out official engagements in Her Majesty's realms where The Queen is Sovereign, in addition to Guyana – a member of the Commonwealth.

Prince Harry arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday, 20 November for the first three days of the visit.

After inspecting The Guard at the military parade Prince Harry went on to read out a message from The Queen at a special reception hosted by the Governor-General.

In it Her Majesty said: "The Duke of Edinburgh and I send our warmest wishes to Antigua and Barbuda on the occasion of this celebration to mark 35 years of Independence,"

I will never forget the warmth of your people and the incredible natural beauty of the islands.

"It has been a great privilege for me to watch Antigua and Barbuda develop into the confident country it is today with a strong national identity and a positive outlook."

The visit will mark the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda, and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana.

The rest of Prince Harry's tour will see him carry out a wide variety of engagements across seven countries, from official anniversary ceremonies and meeting with inspiring conservationists and young leaders.

His Royal Highness will meet well-known cultural figures and national sporting stars and also get a chance to see the impressive work of a number of important local organisations and charities.

Find out more about the life and work of Prince Harry.

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