Britain’s Prince Harry arrived here this morning to a warm welcome from the Queen’s representative Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and other local dignitaries.
He was also met by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Labour and Social Security Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo.
Promptly at 9 a.m. the prince alighted from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight ship wearing a dark suit and light blue tie. He received a corsage from a secondary school student.
The Prince, 32, then inspected the guard of honour before he left the Bridgetown Port, where his massive Wave Knight vessel is currently docked.
His three-day visit, which coincides with last lap 50th anniversary of independence celebrations here, forms part of a wider 14-day Caribbean tour, from November 20 and December 4, that has already taken him to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.
Later this morning the Prince, who first visited Barbados back in 2012, will present the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. He is also scheduled to have lunch with members of Cabinet and the Senate after a meeting with the Prime Minister.