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Prince Harry wraps up royal tour of the Caribbean

It has been a successful tw0-week tour of the Caribbean, coming to an end on Sunday in Guyana.

Guyana has not seen a royal visit since 2000 when Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles visited the island. Also just like his father, Prince Harry was presented with a large and colourful headdress upon arrival on Saturday.

The prince toured the community hall, talking and meeting locals to which he gave a speech saying: “My father told me what an amazing time he had here, when he was far younger and had far more hair.

“The positive thing you are doing here, it’s incredible, your leadership is so important to ensure the protection of this place.”

On his final day, Prince Harry spent time at Joshua House Children’s Centre in Georgetown. Harry spent time with the staff and children who seemed quite taken with the prince.  The centre is home to around 70 youth who could not stay with their own families. An impromptu question and answer period was even had where one inquired “What is Buckingham Palace like?”.

Later in the day, Prince Harry meet with First Lady Sandra Granger to learn more about the work the Guyana’s Trafficking in Persons programme does to help teenage mothers dealing with trafficking. Speaking to some of the women, Harry learned about how the programme has helped them overcome their obstacles.

Ending his tour, Prince Harry stopped at Eugene F Correia airport where he inspected the final guard of the tour before his flight back to the United Kingdom.

The successful tour of the Caribbean, taken on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, covered multiple islands including Barbados where Harry took an HIV test with pop star Rihanna to the newest additions to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy in Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia. In total Prince Harry’s tour took him to seven countries over 15 days.

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