Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. (Photo courtesy Hugo Burnand)

Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will begin an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a Caribbean tour of a number of Commonwealth nations. Prince Charles’ last official visit to the island was in 1970.

Their Royal Highnesses will have a packed schedule of official engagements, including meeting with Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, and attending a wreath-laying ceremony in National Heroes Square.

During the morning, the Prince of Wales will visit the Nidhe Israel Synagogue, before learning more about this island’s hurricane preparedness, through the Field Medical Facility of the Barbados Defence Force and the Regional Security System.

In the afternoon, the Prince will learn more about the work of the Prince’s Trust International on the island, and visit a senior citizens’ village, where he will meet some of the elderly residents.

Meanwhile, the Duchess, in her capacity as President of the Women of the World Festival, will attend an event for Barbadian women of influence and pay a visit to the Derrick Smith School and Vocational Centre and the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre.

In the evening, Their Royal Highnesses will attend an official reception, before departing Barbados, as they continue their tour to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

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