Antigua Observer:-Scores of foreign journalists accompanying Prince Henry of Wales on his tour of Antigua & Barbuda are expected to bring a major boost to the country’s international profile as a result.

From the moment the 32-year-old British royal stepped onto the tarmac at VC Bird International Airport yesterday afternoon, the frenzied motions of approximately 35 – 40 international media personnel became apparent.

Media Liaison Officer for Government House, Jacquie Browne told OBSERVER media that 17 foreign news groups were present for the Prince’s arrival, and just as many are likely to follow him around Antigua and over to Barbuda.

According to Browne, the British press, includes the Press Association (UK), The Express, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror and The Sun.

Present also were reporters from the Associated Press (AP), US Reuters, Thompson Reuters, the United States (US) based National Broadcasting Company (NBC), the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Vantage News, Hussain Gallery, Rex Shutter Shock, Channel 5, New Pix International, and Silver Hub Media.

Yesterday, Prince Henry, also known as Harry, attended a welcome reception hosted by the Governor General Sir Rodney Williams. Today, he will attend a Youth Sports Festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, a charities’ showcase at Government House and a reception hosted by Prime Minister Gaston Browne at Barnacle Point.