London, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Prince Charles of Wales, heir to the British crown, will visit Cuba next March, as part of a Caribbean tour which will include St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada, confirmed the Royal House.
According to the communiqué, the trip of his Royal Highness and his wife, Camille, duchess of Cornwall to the former colonies of Cayman Islands has the purpose of celebrating the monarchy’s relations with those island states.
In the case of Cuba, however, it would be the first official visit of a member of the British Royal Family to that country and it would be focused on highlighting the increasing bilateral links and promoting cultural links between both nations, added the text.
The Prince of Wales and his wife will start the tour on March 17 to St. Lucia, where they have scheduled to attend the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Independence of that small nation.
On March 19 they will arrive in Barbados, from where they will travel the next day to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on the 21st they will be in St. Kitts and Nevis and then they will continue to Grenada on March 23.
Their Royal Highnesses will arrive on March 24 to Cuba, where after the official reception, they will render tribute to the Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, and will carry out a three-day varied program, including visits to community and art centers, among them one of the most prestigious dancing companies of the island.
They will also know more about renewable energy and organic agriculture in the Caribbean island and will meet with Cuban entrepreneur youths and with members of a British classic cars club, says the official program released in this capital.
Before departing on March 27 toward the Cayman Islands, last stage of their tour, Prince Charles and his wife, will travel to a Cuban province in the south coast to know more about the indigenous flora and fauna and will take part in two round tables on environmental conservation and the attention to domestic violence victims.