British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn has confirmed the dates for Prince Harry’s visit to Guyana.
Quinn in a statement said “I am happy that we are now able to confirm the dates of Prince Harry’s visit at the start of December. Further details on the programme will follow in due course, but we are excited that the Prince will also be able to travel into the Hinterland, as well as undertaking activities in Georgetown.”
Based on the information provided, the Prince is expected to visit Guyana for three days starting from December 2 and culminating on December 4.
The British High Commissioner also provided the official Kensington Palace release which stated that “Prince Harry is honoured to be representing The Queen, in the year of her 90th birthday, particularly as Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Guyana mark their own important anniversaries of independence.
The Kensington Palace Spokesperson said that Prince Harry “holds special memories of his last visit to the Caribbean, and of the warmth, friendliness and sense of fun that comes so naturally to this region. His Royal Highness is greatly looking forward to meeting more of the people who call it home, and for the opportunity during this tour to be visiting some countries for the first time.”
Prince Harry’s visit would be the first time that he is in Guyana.
It was noted in the Kensington Palace release that “this visit will allow Prince Harry to experience more of the unique and individual cultures and traditions of these special Commonwealth Realms and countries. His Royal Highness is grateful to have the chance to visit nations that play such important roles in the Commonwealth, and have extended such warmth to his family for many years.”
According to the British High Commission on “Her Majesty’s behalf, Prince Harry will unveil a number of dedications to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a forestry project which invites Commonwealth countries to dedicate indigenous forest to be preserved in perpetuity for future generations. The first dedication was unveiled by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia on their recent tour to Canada.”
The Royal tour is scheduled to begin on the November 20, in Antigua and Barbuda, which is one of three countries Prince Harry will visit that is marking a significant independence anniversary in 2016. “Prince Harry will then complete the visit in Guyana, which also celebrated its 50th year of Independence in 2016. His Royal Highness will take in some of the natural sights of the Hinterland, as well as witnessing how eco-tourism and a focus on conservation have changed the lives of the people in this area” the release stated.