Antigua PM says he did not embarrass Prince Harry

Antigua Observer:-Prime Minister Gaston Browne is dismissing British media reports that he embarrassed Prince Harry.

Browne said remarks he made about the British royal honeymooning in Antigua were exaggerated by the foreign press who accompanied Harry on the trip.

The British media had a frenzy with remarks made by Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister on Monday night. And by Tuesday morning, some of the most popular UK sites like The Daily Mail and The Telegraph, headlined stories indicating that Prince Harry had been embarrassed by an invitation to get married here on the island.

The prime minister had told His Royal Highness Prince Harry, “I believe we are expecting a new princess soon,” as he addressed him at a VIP reception at Barnacle Point.

“I want you to know that you are very welcome to come on your honeymoon here.”

The articles also roped in comments made by the reigning Miss Antigua and Barbuda, Leanda Norville.

The party at Barnacle Point was attended by hundreds who were specially invited to celebrate the Prince’s visit to Antigua.

But by yesterday morning, British media had taken a full swing at the prime minister’s statements, saying Prince Harry felt embarrassed and unamused.


  1. Patriotic
    November 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I am sure that when Prince Harry marries he will choose Saint Lucia over Antigua & Barbuda as his honeymoon destination. But don’t tell the Prince so as that is our secret!

    1. Jack Spaniard
      November 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Sure, but in so many press releases etc his name changes from Harry to Henry!! There must be a computer glitch or automatic spellcheck error, but hopefully he doesn’t see them and it gets sorted out!!

  2. Anonymous
    November 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Prince Harry’s name is Henry Charles Albert David.

  3. Anonymous
    November 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    One of the things that Caribbean politicians are famous for is talking, most times they put the carte before the horse. In this case the horse run without the carte and no royal decree. Is this a case of foot and mouth disease?

  4. Antiguan
    November 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Very sad that he does not realize what he has done.
    Could that be a personality disorder? He should apologize to the Prince and to the people of Antigua
    And the vulnerable young women he paraded before the Prince. Learn from your mistakes listen to the criticism and set an example for the people of Antigua!