PM Barrow and First Lady, Kim Simplis Barrow-Photo:BelizeVacation
HRH, Prince Henry Charles Albert David touched down in Belize City today on his first official royal trip abroad as a representative for his grandmother, HRH, Queen Elizabeth II. Harry’s arrival marked the start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Moments after the plane landed, the Royal flag was handed over to an element of the Belize Defense Force (BDF), who hoisted the Royal Standard of Prince Henry of Wales. As tradition, once a member of the Royal Family is on an official visit, the Royal Standard is flown next to the Belizean flag.
Accompanied by GG Young, the Prince was then introduced to the Prime Minister of Belize Hon. Dean Barrow who shook his hand and welcomed him to Belizean territories. The Prince was also greeted, as a tradition in any official visit, by the Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca, after which the British High Commissioner to Belize HE Pat Ashworth was introduced. After brief pleasantries with the officials, the Prince was escorted to the VIP lounge at the airport. Once inside the VIP lounge, the young Prince met in private with the wife of PM Barrow, Kim Simplis Barrow. The meeting lasted less than ten minutes after which Prince Harry departed to Belmopan City shortly before 4:45PM.
Prince Harry left to the capital of Belize, Belmopan in a convoy of vehicles headed by escorting motorcycles from the Belize Police Department. The Prince will be meeting with the Governor General of Belize at the GG’s residence after which he will deliver an official message on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee at a street party.
Harry was grinning as he delivered an hilarious speech at the street naming ceremony
A regal standard of dancing: Prince Harry showed he has plenty of rhythm at a street-naming and street party in Belize tonight.....Thedailymail.co.uk
Let's twist again: The royal appeared to have learned some Chubby Checker dance moves for the occasion...thedailymail.co.uk
Three's company: Harry could not hide his delight as someone else decided to join in on the fun....www.dailymail.co.uk