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Prince Harry's visit to St Kitts and Nevis

Published 10 November 2016

Prince Harry is visiting St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday 23rd November as part of his official visit to the Caribbean on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen between 20th November and 4th December.

On arrival in St Kitts and Nevis, His Royal Highness will receive an official welcome by way of a military parade at Port Zante, where Prince Harry will formally inspect the Guard, before departing with the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton, for his first engagement, a youth rally at Brimstone Hill Fortress. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site sits 800 feet above sea level, in the shadow of Mount Liamugia. Here, Prince Harry will watch traditional dances, hear Caribbean songs and listen to local poetry recitals, all led by the inspiring young people of this country. It is here that His Royal Highness will also unveil the St Kitts and Nevis dedication to The Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project – all of the forest above an elevation of 1000 feet within the Central Forest Reserve National Park which also forms an impressive backdrop to the performance itself.

Prince Harry will then travel by boat to Charlestown Pier on the neighbouring island of Nevis. As he arrives, His Royal Highness will be welcomed to the island by local residents of Nevis who he will have the opportunity to meet, before travelling to a local turtle conservation initiative on Lovers Beach. The Nevis Turtle Group was formed in 2003 by Mr Lemuel Pemberton, and is dedicated to developing a Sea Turtle Conservation Programme for Nevis that, by involving the local community, will ensure that sea turtles are protected for years to come. Volunteers work every night on the beaches that surround Nevis tagging sea turtles and collecting information about their nesting habits and movements. Alongside Mr Pemberton, Prince Harry will inspect the turtle nests along the beach, many of which can include up to 500 turtle eggs per nest.

That evening, His Royal Highness will return to St Kitts where he will attend a reception hosted by the Governor General at Government House. Prince Harry will meet young leaders and people from St Kitts and Nevis including the country's Chevening Scholars and Commonwealth Youth organisations.

Prince Harry is visiting St Kitts and Nevis as part of his official visit to the Caribbean on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. Find out more about the visit here.