It’s a coming of age role for Prince Harry – his first solo overseas tour! So brace yourselves. From beach volleyball to Olympic sprinting to polo, it looks to be a whole lot of fun!
On March 2 t0 8, 2012, Harry will travel to Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica on behalf of The Queen as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. On March 9 to 11, he will travel to Brazil on the behalf of the British Government
- 2 March, Friday: Harry arrives in late afternoon; pay a call on the Governor-General; attend lively street party on a new road to be named “HM Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard”, (deliver first speech)
- 3 March, Saturday: visit to the Adjacency Zone on the border between Belize and Guatemala; tour an arts studio; visit to a Mayan pyramid in Xunantunich – climb the pyramid, view a Mayan dance and attend a festival of food, music and arts; canoe launching at the Macal River; visit to military barracks in Ladyville, including reception and wreath-laying
- 4 March, Sunday: formal call on the Governor-General and the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Nassau;attend a Ecumenical Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral; tour photographic exhibition at Nassau’s central Rawson Square (deliver speech); board fast boat belonging to the Royal Bahamian Defence Force and join in a maritime security exercise.
- 5 March, Monday: attend gathering of young people at the national stadium in Nassau, including a march-past and a cultural performance.; lunchtime reception at the Sheraton Hotel for Bahamian young leaders; visit to the Royal Bahamian Defence Force Base at Coral Harbour, wreath-laying.
- 6 March, Tuesday: Kingston. Visit to Usain Bolt Track at the University of West Indies — meet young athletes and receive coaching from Usain Bolt; open building at the Law Faculty at the University of the West Indies (deliver short remarks); visit to Bustamente Children’s Hospital; private lunch at Devon House; visit to the Queen Victoria Jubilee Hospital to unveil Diamond Jubilee statue; visit Rise Life, an inspirational project for young people; attend a State Dinner hosted by the Governor-General of Jamaica
- 7 March, Wednesday: breakfast with officers of the Jamaican Defence Force; join JDF soldiers for a Close-Quarter Battle simulator, a 30-metre range, and a rapel tower; travel to Falmouth: view some of the tourism opportunities with stops at the William Knibb Memorial Church, St. Peter’s, and Water Square; visit to Good Hope Great House; travel by boat to the Sandals Royal Caribbean hotel in Montego Bay for a reception
- 8 March, Thursday: free day; depart from Jamaica to Brazil in the afternoon
- 9 March, Friday: arrive in Rio de Janeiro early morning; attend an event on Sugarloaf Mountain to launch the GREAT campaign in the evening
- 10 March, Saturday: take part in a British-themed sports day on a city-centre beach in Rio — start a Sport Relief mile run; help coach touch rugby; view and take part in a beach volleyball match; community visit in the afternoon; depart for Sao Paolo State in evening
- 11 March, Sunday: play for the Sentebale Polo Cup in the municipality of Campinas; deliver a speech at a post-match lunch.
Prince Harry will then spend a couple of days in the interior of the country, where he will use the time privately.
Information extracted from a statement from Private Secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.
It was also announced that, due to his military commitments, Prince Harry will NOT be able to join Walking with the Wounded’s expedition to Mount Everest as previously speculated. Source: Telegraph. As you may well remember, Harry joined the group for a North Pole Trek last year.
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