Grenada Receives a Royal Visit
April 19th 2019
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales recently completed a 12-day tour of the Caribbean. The pair visited several popular islands including St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Nevis and Barbados.
On the 7th day of their tour they visited Grenada.
Stepping off a Royal Air Force plane around noon at MIBA, the couple headed straight to the new Parliament building where they met a sizable host of dignitaries including the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. Each were greeted individually by the Prince before inspecting the members of the Royal Grenada Police Force.
The purpose of Charles’ visit to the area is to encourage the strengthening of political ties and relationships with the Commonwealth countries, confirming his duty to take over the role of Head of the Commonwealth from his mother the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
During his time, he attended a welcoming ceremony, which included a tree planting near the Governor General house. Later, the Royal pair visited a local farmer’s market by the Financial Complex and took a tour of the House of Chocolate.
Following a private meeting with the Governor General, Their Royal Highnesses visited Dive Grenada on the Grand Anse beach to view an exposition on the Blue Economy.
Next on their travel itinerary was Cuba, making them the first of the Royal family lineage to visit the island.