A WARM WELCOME EXPECTED IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS FOR THE ROYAL VISIT OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES ON NOVEMBER 23

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 19,(SKNIS): His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales can expect a warm welcome by the general public and several officials when he arrives in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, November 23, as part of a Royal Tour of several Caribbean islands on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Prince Harry will be welcomed and greeted at the Marina at Port Zante, Basseterre, at 9:00 am, by His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Tapley Seaton. The Royal Party will then proceed to the Port Zante Plaza where the Guard of Honour will be drawn up. His Excellency the Governor General will escort His Royal Highness to the Saluting Dais where he will take the salute and inspect the Guard of Honour. Members of the Cabinet, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and the Leader of the Opposition will be presented to Prince Harry and he will greet some members of the public.

Prince Harry will then proceed in convoy to the Brimstone Hill Fortress Park for a Youth Rally to begin at 10:30 am. HRH will watch a number of cultural performances all led by the young people of St. Kitts and Nevis at the Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Representatives of schools and several young people, including Chevening Scholars and Special Olympians will be presented to Prince Harry. HRH will also unveil the St. Kitts and Nevis dedication to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project in the form of a plaque.

Prince Harry’s next engagement will be in Nevis, where the Royal Party will arrive by boat at the Charlestown Dock at 2:30 pm where Prince Harry will have the opportunity to meet the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and local residents. HRH will then proceed to the Four Seasons Hotel for a reception.

Following HRH’s reception at the Four Seasons Hotel, he will meet volunteers from a Nevis turtle conservation project on Lover’s Beach. Prince Harry will be shown the turtle nesting sites and learn more about Nevis’ conservation efforts to protect these endangered species.

The Royal Party will then return to St. Kitts where Prince Harry will be hosted to an invitations only reception by His Excellency the Governor General at Government House at 6:30 pm.

During HRH Prince Harry’s visit to St. Kitts, an investiture ceremony will be held in the State Room at Government House where former Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence, will formally receive his knighthood from Prince Harry acting on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

Several international media organizations will be in the Federation to cover the Royal Visit. These include NBC, ABC, Reuters, Press Association, The Sun, Daily Mirror, Silver Hub Media, Rex Shuttershock, The Express, Daily Mail, Getty Images, Hussein Gallery, The Telegraph, US Reuters, and Mail on Sunday, in addition to the local press.

The general public is invited to be present at Port Zante for HRH’s arrival and at the Youth Rally at Brimstone Hill Fortress Park to witness the many cultural performances by our young people.