Prince Harry visits Grenada on behalf of The Queen
Published 28 November 2016
Prince Harry has visited Grenada, the fifth country on his 2016 visit to the Caribbean.
After an official arrival and welcome at Grenada Cruise Port, His Royal Highness travelled to Queens Park Grounds to attend a community sporting event.
This local sports field is home to a number of community cricket and football teams, who practice there year round. Prince Harry took the opportunity to meet and engage with the young players, and the inspiring figures who volunteer their time to help coach them.
That afternoon, Prince Harry visited Grand Anse Beach, one of Grenada's most beautiful beaches. Here, His Royal Highness will hear about the devastating impact climate change has had on the Caribbean environment, and the steps organisations like the Environmental Division and other institutions are taking to repair and protect their precious eco-system.
His Royal Highness saw how coral gardeners from the Coral Restoration Project are rebuilding the coral reef and encouraging plants and coral to flourish in the Grenadian seas again. Prince Harry then saw how Grenada is also restoring its mangroves, an important part of the country's eco-system, which were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Prince Harry's last engagement of the day was a meeting with the Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell.
His Royal Highness spent the evening attending a reception hosted by the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Cecile La Grenade.
There he announced nine new Royal Household hospitality scholarships which will give professionals across the nine Caribbean Realms the opportunity to undergo training at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for six weeks next year, culminating in Royal Ascot week in June 2017.
Prince Harry is honoured to be visiting the Caribbean in the year of The Queen's 90th birthday, and to continue to develop The Royal Family's strong bonds with the people of these important Commonwealth countries.