Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, will depart St. Kitts and Nevis in a matter of minutes, after a brief visit to the twin island state.
Scores of locals and some tourists congregated at the Berkeley Memorial- the Circus- to get a glimpse of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they made their way to the National Museum, accompanied by Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton and Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.
As part of their visit, the Royals engaged Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris and visited specific sites on St. Kitts and Nevis. These included Brimstone Hill Fortress, the Berkeley Memorial and the National Museum on St. Kitts and the Hermitage Plantation House on Nevis.
The March 21 day trip comes as part of Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to six countries and one Overseas Territory, undertaking over fifty engagements across ten islands, including a visit to Cuba. It will be the first official visit by a member of the Royal Family to Cuba.
The visit was trending on social media platforms- some because of the excitement of seeing Royalty and in other cases because of the major disruptions cause, especially to traffic flow.
Traffic Department officials utilized a number of media channels to reveal information about road closures and other measure to facilitate the Royals’ visit.
According to the communique from Clarence House “Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to Saint Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada will celebrate the Monarchy’s relationship with these Commonwealth Realms. Furthermore, at the request of the British Government, Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Cuba to highlight the growing bilateral relationship with the UK and showcase some of the cultural links between the two countries. Their Royal Highnesses will also visit the British Territory of the Cayman Islands to celebrate its place within the British family.”