Prince Harry enjoys a drop of the local tipple

Prince Harry enjoys a drop of the local tipple

Mail Online:-Prince Harry looked like he was regretting his latest official function when he visited a St Lucian street festival complete with traditional food and drink.

In the Caribbean island’s town of Soufriere he rustled up the courage to get stuck into some of the local produce, taking a drink from a green coconut.

Earlier he showed off his bowling skills in when he pitched a delivery at Darren Sammy, the former West Indies Twenty20 captain.

Harry, who is on a 15-day tour of the Caribbean, met with the leading cricketer before an exhibition match began at the stadium which is named after the sportsman which was live-streamed by the Government of St. Lucia.

As the match got underway, locals tweeted that Harry, 32, was on ‘top form’.

The Prince wore a bright yellow team shirt emblazoned with the word ‘Captain’ across the back.

Earlier this year, Darren Sammy became the first captain to lift the World T20 trophy twice when West Indies secured a dramatic last-gasp victory over England in the final in Kolkata.

Harry also met a group of youngsters in the grounds of Pigeon Island National Park, where he spoke about the privileges and ‘huge responsibility’ of being a senior member of the Royal Family.

The prince admitted to the teenagers he will spend his entire life earning the respect of society for the privilege his position and status as a grandson of the monarch affords him.

 

But as ever with Harry there was a lighter tone when he met the group in the grounds of Pigeon Island National Park and he told them: ‘Firstly I don’t have a crown or a cape, sorry about that’, and he went on to say that he did not live in a castle.

The prince spoke to the young people after he had officially unveiled a plaque designating the Castries Water Works Reserve and surrounding rainforest as St Lucia’s contribution to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project.

Harry went on to say: ‘Being born with a lot of privilege comes with a lot of responsibility.

‘But I like to think I’m going to have to spend the rest of my life earning the respect for that privilege, and trying to make a difference for the rest of my life.’

Harry’s travels have already taken him to Antigua and Barbuda, and St Kitts and Nevis, two countries where the Queen is head of state and he will visit three more of her realms, Barbados, Grenada, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Commonwealth nation of Guyana will be the final stop.

During his tour Harry will mark the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados and celebrate the same historic milestone in Guyana.

This is the second time Harry has tried his hand at cricket during the tour; earlier this week he joined Antigua’s cricketing Knights and local children for a friendly match.

West Indies player Sir Curtly Ambrose said the Prince’s cricket skills were ‘okay’ adding after the event: ‘It seemed to me like he’s played cricket before – watching his stance and the way he hit the ball it looked to me like he’d played some sort of cricket.’

‘He (Harry) said to me that I’ve shrunk a bit since he last saw me, but he was good fun he really enjoyed himself and for me it was a real honour to meet him,’ he said.

During the trip, Harry also warned there was no second chance in the fight against climate change in a passionate speech where he called on ‘all of us’ to adjust our ways of life to help reverse the problems affecting the planet.

The prince’s comments came in an address, delivered in the grounds of Pigeon Island National Park, to launch St Lucia’s contribution to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

It aims to create a network of 52 protected areas of woodland or rainforest from each member state of the Commonwealth, in recognition of the Queen’s lifelong commitment to the Commonwealth.

 

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8 Comments

  1. K
    November 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm Reply

    Avaitay

  2. CrackerT
    November 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm Reply

    I wonder if he was offered a palm frond bird from the crackers in the parking lot at Pigeon lol

    1. MR COCO
      November 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm Reply

      hahaha I was thinking the same thing !

  3. Anonymous
    November 26, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

    That was an awesome reception that the Prince received

  4. Yawn
    November 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Look at the lucian slaves exhalting their massa!!!

  5. anslem vernor
    November 27, 2016 at 9:48 am Reply

    blessings flow

  6. Anonymous
    November 27, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply

    You’ll negroes eh tired of kissing white people backside. 500 years and counting. And thanks for all the traffic problems, you POS.

    1. Anonymous
      November 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm Reply

      STFU

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