Royal Family plans for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee unveiled!
The Royal Family in England has announced that members of the royal family will be visiting various parts of the world in 2012 as part of a celebration to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee. As part of the Royal Family plan, Prince Harry also referred to as The Happy Prince, will visit Belize and other Caribbean countries. Queen Elizabeth II, monarch and her husband Prince Phillip will confine themselves to visits around Britain.
Prince Harry’s visit to Belize is the first official overseas trip unaccompanied, a visit that will also take him to Jamaica and the Bahamas.
His older brother, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are being sent east to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will tour Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
As part of the plan, The Duke of York gets to visit India and the Princess Royal goes to Mozambique and Zambia while their younger brother, the Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, get the rest of the West Indies and Gibraltar.
The Duke of Gloucester will go to the British Virgin Islands and Malta, while the Falkland Islands and Uganda will receive an official visit from the Duke of Kent, who visited Belize in 1981 on the occasion of the achievement of the country’s Independence.
There has been no official announcement on the date of the visit of Prince Harry to Belize.
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a series of regional visits and engagements throughout the United Kingdom during 2012.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, supported by other members of the Royal Family, will be travelling as widely as possible across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Details of the programme will include:
|26th – 27th April
|1st – 2nd May
||South West England
|16th – 17th May
||North West England
|2nd – 5th June
|13th – 14th June
||East Midlands and East Anglia
|25th June and 25th July
||South East England
|2nd – 6th July
||Scotland (Holyrood Week)
|11th – 12th July
|18th – 19th July
||North East England
In addition, members of the Royal Family will travel overseas representing The Queen throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, visiting every Realm as well as undertaking visits to Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.
Her Majesty has asked that these visits include the following:
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
The Prince of Wales: Channel Islands, Isle of Man
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Malaysia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu
Prince Harry: Belize, Jamaica, The Bahamas
The Duke of York: India
The Earl and Countess of Wessex: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
The Princess Royal: Mozambique, Zambia
The Duke of Gloucester: British Virgin Islands, Malta
The Duke of Kent: Falkland Islands, Uganda
Further details of the regional and overseas visits will be announced in due course.
Prince Harry globetrotting to Belize
There is an official royal visit in the making; these occasions are usually planned well in advance and executed with high protocol. The British royal family will embark on a global tour in 2012 as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The announcement went viral today and according to a report in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail online news, senior royals will visit all fifteen realms where the Queen is head of state, major Commonwealth countries and other nations with close links to the UK. Prince Harry is heading to the Jewel; he will be making his first solo trip overseas on the Queen’s behalf. Aside from Belize, Prince Harry will also be making stops in Jamaica and the Bahamas. Another highlight of the global tour will be a visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton to the island of Tuvalu, which sits off the coast of Australia. The island has not been visited by royals since 1982 and is now at risk of disappearing within the next fifty years due to rising sea levels. The last official royal visit to Belize was by Princess Ann in 2001, but we do note that Prince William visited the Jewel with BATSUB but it was not an official visit.
Prince Harry cometh to Queen’s state, Belize, in 2012
The British Monarchy has made a formal announcement on its official website that Prince Harry, 27, the younger son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana and grandson of the Queen of England, is due to visit Belize in 2012.
The news of the royal visit to the country where, although Independent since 1981, the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, remains the Head of State, has created a buzz in international and local media circles.
The Monarchy issued a statement on its Diamond Jubilee Programme this week, detailing both regional and overseas visits.
Commemorative events such as tours, pageants, concerts and parades, will mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, marking the passage of 60 years in her reign. Born in 1926, Elizabeth II, 85, successor to King George VI, ascended to the throne at the age of 25. She is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
Elizabeth has been married to Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, 90, for 64 years and they have four children: Charles (born 1948), the heir apparent to the throne, Anne (1950), Andrew (1960), and Edward (1964)—the last two born during her reign.
In a statement released by the Queen’s press secretary, it is noted that apart from tours in 2012 across the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, beginning in late March, “members of the Royal Family [including the Queen’s children, grandchildren and their spouses] will travel overseas representing The Queen throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, visiting every Realm, as well as undertaking visits to Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.” (Belize is a Commonwealth nation within the British monarchical system.)
The official statement details the persons who will be the Queen’s emissaries overseas.
It informs that Prince Harry will travel to Belize then Jamaica then The Bahamas.
Prince Edward and his wife, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, are slated to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Charles the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth’s son and the former husband of Diana, is due to visit Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, with Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, his second wife. Prince Charles will additionally be traveling to Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
William the Duke of Cambridge, the elder son of Charles and Diana, is due to travel with his wife, Catherine, to Malaysia, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, should be travelling to the Falkland Islands and Uganda; while the Princess Royal, Anne Elizabeth, the Queen’s daughter, is to visit Mozambique and Zambia.
Richard the Duke of Gloucester should be touring the British Virgin Islands and Malta next year.
Finally, Andrew, the Duke of York, the Queen’s son, is to visit India.