On Wednesday, Prince Harry was in Nevis and St. Kitts for a leg of his cCaribbeanRoyal Tour. He first spent time on the island of St. Kitts, arriving fifteen minutes early, having his official welcome by the Queen’s representative, Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton rush to greet him. Prince Harry traveled from Antigua aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker RFA Wave Night.
Harry inspected the Guard of Honour before walking about the main square in Port Zante where he spoke to almost every child. After the conclusion of the military parade, Prince Harry met the usual group of dignitaries. He was introduced to Sir Kennedy Simmonds. Sir Kennedy is considered the Father of the Nation after leading St Kitts and Nevis to independence in 1983. He was the first Prime Minister of the country.
“A national hero. Fantastic. Excellent. Very nice to meet you,” Prince Harry said on meeting Sir Kennedy.
Prince Harry had 45 minutes between engagements and stopped his convoy to chat with 31 pre-school children from Halftree Pre-school. During the pooring rain, the chatty Prince took ten minutes, getting the children, some of the hundreds who gathered to see him pass by out of the rain, ushering them in the grounds of their school.
He asked them their names, their birthdays, who was the youngest, what they were learning in school; who had the longest name. And according to Richard Palmer, the reporter from The Daily Express, Prince Harry became confused as the children yelled their answers to him.
During his time with them, he took pictures with the little ones and their teachers. Esther Hughes, the school’s headteacher told The Daily Express: “This is so kind of him. I really didn’t expect this. It makes me feel very good about him.
These children are never going to forget this. They will remember it when they are old.”