Sunday, 4 December 2016

Prince Harry in the Caribbean - journey's end

Just a few of his new friends - Harry smiles as he meets the children at Joshua House in Georgetown
(photo Kensington Palace Twitter)

No wonder he's smiling, this has been one successful tour. Prince Harry's visit to the Caribbean is over after two weeks, seven countries and a whole lot of fun. It's been a fortnight of huge welcomes and fond memories and it all came to an end in Guyana today. This is how Harry said goodbye to his Caribbean tour.

It was a mix of causes close to Harry's heart and ceremonial as the tour wound to an end on December 4th 2016. First stop was Joshua House which provides a home for children in vulnerable circumstances.

This visit was all about hearing from the children - there are around 70 living at Joshua House right now. They aren't just given a home and food, they helped to rebuild their lives from learning to cook to getting the emotional support they need to cope with their experiences and to look to the future.

Harry also met some of those looking after the children, who are aged between 5 and 12, to hear how they help turn lives around. From there, Harry attended a reception held by the First Lady of Guyana, Lady Sandra Granger, where the prince met people who have been victims of trafficking and abuse and heard from those who have helped them.

And then it was time to say goodbye. In the company of the First Lady, Harry made his way to Eugene F. Correia Airport where one final Guard of Honour awaited him. The inspection was completed, official farewells were offered and Harry headed home.

He takes with him some great memories of a visit, made on behalf of the Queen, that has been a huge success and allowed him to shine a spotlight on causes that mean a huge amount to him. He'll land back in the UK safe in the knowledge that, right now, everyone hearts Harry.

You can read all about Harry's tour of the Caribbean on the special page here.

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