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.