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The Bahamas warmly welcomes Prince Harry
By Bahamas Information Services
Mar 4, 2012 - 1:43:52 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon T. Brent Symonette presents Secretary to the Cabinet Anita Bernard to Prince Harry. Standing to Mrs Bernard’s right is His Excellency Howard Drake High Commissioner of the United Kingdom. Prince Harry is in The Bahamas March 3 – 5 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Kristaan Ingraham)

NASSAU, The Bahamas --  The Bahamas laid out the Red Carpet to welcome Prince Harry who is representing his grandmother Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee year.  

Prince Harry, 27, arrived in the capital Nassau, Saturday, March 3, on board his aircraft which touched down at the Odyssey Aviation Bahamas at the Lynden Pindling International Airport at 7p.m.  

He visited Belize another Commonwealth Country prior to coming here. He leaves Monday, March 5 for Jamaica.   

At the airport Prince Harry was greeted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon Brent Symonette; Secretary to the Cabinet Anita Bernard; Minister of National Security the Hon Tommy Turnquest, Minister of Education the Hon Desmond Bannister, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon Charles Maynard, Honorary Consul for the United Kingdom Peter Young and other dignitaries.  

As he disembarked his aircraft, he was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Selandia Toote, Queen’s College student who achieved the highest honours in the 2011 Bahamas Junior Certificate examinations.  

Prince Harry, attended by the Bahamian Equerry was then escorted to the Saluting Base by the Provost Marshall and the Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, where a Royal Salute was given by the Guard of Honour under the command of Superintendent of Police Kevin Rolle.  

The National Anthem, March on Bahamaland was played by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, followed by an Inspection of the Guard of Honour by His Royal Highness. He then returned to the Saluting Base, received another Royal Salute from the Guard of Honour and then took leave of the Officer of the Guard.  

He was then escorted to his vehicle and taken in motorcade to the British Colonial Hilton at # 1 Bay Street.  

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Dean of Christ Church Cathedral the Very Rev Patrick Adderley escorts Prince Harry to his seat for a Service of Morning Prayer, Sunday, March 4, 2012. The service is one of the activities in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)

On Sunday, Prince Harry paid a Courtesy Call on His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor-General and Joan Lady Foulkes at Government House on Mount Fitzwilliam. Also present were the Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister and Mrs Delores Ingraham; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon Brent Symonette; former Governors-General Sir Orville Turnquest, Dame Ivy Dumont and the Hon Arthur Hanna; President of the Senate the Hon Lynn Holowesko; and Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon Alvin Smith.  

There was an exchange of gifts; The Governor General and the Prime Minister presented two pieces of art work depicting Bahamian scenery. And Prince Harry gave two signed photographs of himself.  

After a serving of afternoon tea, Prince Harry was taken in motorcade to attend a Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street.  

Prince Harry was born September 15, 1984. He is the youngest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and the fourth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is third in the line of succession to the throne. He is captain in the British Army Air Corps and flies apache attack helicopters.

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prince Harry pays a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes and Joan Lady Foulkes at Government House on Mount Fitzwilliam, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Prince Harry is representing his grandmother Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee year. Pictured from left: wife of the Prime Minister, Delores Ingraham; Prince Harry; His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes; Joan Lady Foulkes and Prime Minister the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham. (BIS photo/Derek Smith)



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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prince Harry greets members of the general public after the Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday, March 4, 2012. It is one of several events in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Ulric Woodside)



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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prince Harry greets members of the general public after the Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday, March 4, 2012. It is one of several events in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Ulric Woodside)



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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prince Harry greets members of the general public after the Service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday, March 4, 2012. It is one of several events in The Bahamas commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (BIS photo/Ulric Woodside)



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