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#431974 - 03/03/12 01:42 AM Prince Harry has arrived in Belize
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Prince Harry has arrived in Belize to a welcome full of pomp and ceremony as his tour marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee began.

Harry will spend the next seven days visiting three of his grandmother's realms - Belize, Bahamas and Jamaica - in honour of her 60-year reign.

The trip is the royal's first solo overseas tour on behalf of the Queen.

Harry arrived at Philip Goldson International Airport, near Belize City, in a chartered plane that will take him across the region over the coming days.

The start of his journey - by a BA scheduled flight - was delayed by fog for almost an hour at London's Heathrow Airport but the royal had made up the lost time.

It is thought he boarded the smaller charter jet in America to make the short flight to Belize, his first visit to the former British colony which has the Queen as its head of state.

Harry appeared in the doorway of the jet dressed in a smart suit and walked down the steps on to a red carpet before he was greeted by the monarch's representative in Belize, Sir Colville Young, the country's Governor General.

Nearby in two rows were stood a guard of honour patiently waiting for the third-in-line, who is not a foreign royal but a prince of Belize, to inspect them. Standing on a dais Harry received the soldiers' royal salute - his first on foreign soil - then stood stock still as the British national anthem was played.

The prince then left for the capital Belmopan where he will get a taste of Belize culture when he joins in a lively street party on a new road which he will formally name - HM Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard.

The event will showcase a wide variety of Belizean music and food, representing the many cultures that make up the country's society. Before leaving, Harry will give his first speech of the tour.

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PRINCE HARRY ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO BELIZE

Mar 2, 2012

The Phillip Goldson International Airport was filled with pomp and
pageantry yesterday as Britain’s Prince Harry arrived for a brief royal
visit. The private jet carrying the twenty seven year old prince touched
down just after four o’clock yesterday afternoon and on his arrival, the
Queen’s Envoy was given the red carpet treatment. Governor General Sir
Colville Young met the Prince, and after he took the royal salute, he was
introduced first to the Prime Minister Dean Barrow and then to Leader of
the Opposition Francis Fonseca. The Prince will spend just under twenty
four hours on the ground in Belize at the start of a Caribbean tour as part
of the diamond jubilee celebration of his grandmother’s ascension to the
throne.

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#431976 - 03/03/12 01:52 AM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Perhaps, if he visits SP, he'll comment on that "extraordinary ClockTower" and the Mayor, thus emboldened, will make him a present of it...

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#431988 - 03/03/12 11:14 AM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Here is my lowly reporting...there are so many good pictures!

http://www.sanpedroscoop.com/2012/03/prince-harry-comes-to-belize-my-scoop.html
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#431994 - 03/03/12 01:53 PM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Killer, thanks!!!! You do fantastic work!!!

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#431995 - 03/03/12 01:53 PM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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PRINCE Harry became a rum drinking, street dancing, crowd pleasing royal left dripping with sweat during his first encounter with the people of Belize.

The Prince had come to name a street in honour of his grandmother, the Queen and to sample the country's culture as he began his Diamond Jubilee tour in tribute to the monarch.

But last night he left protocol behind and enthusiastically bonded with the locals during a walkabout at a "block party" staged to celebrate his grandmother's 60-year reign.

Prince Harry says hello to a little girl in Belize
Prince Charming ... Harry says hello to a little girl

He charmed the crowds during a speech, joking with a heckler who told him to speak louder and telling the audience it was "stuck" with him representing the Queen.

Speaking in the open air on a hot and humid evening, Harry told the crowd of about 2,000: "Her Majesty has asked me to send her good wishes to you all.

"She remembers so fondly her visits to this beautiful realm and speaks of the warmth of welcome she received on her most recent visit in 1994. I'm only sorry she can't make it and you're stuck with me."

Prince Harry tries some local rum in Belize
Strong ... Prince Harry tries some local rum

He was greeted with cheers from people on his right, he dubbed "the noisy corner", when he said: "When it became clear that I was to represent my grandmother in Belize, my heart leapt - for a good reason."

The Prince then encouraged the listeners on his left saying: "A bit more noise on this side, please."

Harry went on to praise the Queen, telling the audience "Though I am her grandson, I know I speak for everyone when I say, Your Majesty, you are an inspiration to us all. And it, therefore, just remains for me to name this street Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard."

He got a cheer from the crowd when he spoke a few words in Kriol to get the event started - "Mek wih go paaty" - let the party begin.

Prince Harry with masked dancer in Belize
Encounter ... Prince Harry checks out a local dancer

Harry was then treated to some of the cultural and culinary highlights of Belize.

At a rum stall he tried a 15-year-old tipple produced to commemorate his visit and blew out his cheeks in resignation when he first saw the array of spirit bottles on the counter.

But he tried the drink made in his honour and a rum cocktail which he described to the barman as "amazing" before sampling local beers at another display.

Prince Harry gets in the spirit
Party ... Prince Harry gets in the spirit

When he stopped at a food stall he was challenged by the women behind it to try the delicacies and he played up to the crowd puffing out his chest and sampling everything that was offered.

And he did not seem to mind when Simeon Lopez,the mayor of the capital Belmopan, referred to him by his father's title - the Prince of Wales.

When the third-in-line to the throne took the hand of Denese Enriquez, 36, who was part of a Kriol - sometimes known as Creole - performance he told her: "Let's dance a little bit - not too much."

Dressed in a traditional Belize shirt - a gift from the governor general Sir Colville Young - Harry twirled the creative arts development officer who performed a "bruk dong bram" with the royal.

The pair shimmied as the crowds watched, but Miss Enriquez later confessed that at one moment "he lost me there with his move".

Prince Harry
Shy ... Harry is persuaded to dance by local girl

However she praised Harry, saying "he was just smiling which was great because it looked like he was enjoying himself."

And she said her friends would be impressed when she told them who her dance partner was, "They will probably be dumbstruck," she added.

Video: Prince Harry arrives in Belize

ON first official royal tour abroad Harry attends street party in Belmopan

Before leaving he went on a walkabout and was greeted by dozens of screaming and cheering residents. He had to mop his brow with a handkerchief because of the warm night air and the back of his shirt was left soaking wet at the end of the visit.

The Sun


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#431997 - 03/03/12 01:57 PM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Belizean Fashion Designer to showcase creations for Prince Harry
Joris Hendrik, a young Belizean designer, will showcase an eco-fashion show at the Xunantunich Maya site in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales’ visit. Alongside representatives of several of the world’s major media houses in tow, HRH Prince Harry will visit the archaeological site of Xunantunich to take in more than panoramic views and ancient ruins. In a special show titled “Playing with Dolls” – a puppet and puppeteer drama – female models will assume mannequin poses while Hendrix gives the royal an explanation of each outfit. They will be wearing high fashion outfits made from recycled materials like newspaper, bottle caps, plastic tarps and magnetic tape. “So many Belizean girls would like to meet Prince Harry while he’s here and my models are no exception. They are so thrilled about this opportunity. I’ve made sure they know that if the Prince asks them anything, they can break composure to respond,” said Joris, who is all too aware that Saturday’s event may well be the highlight of his career. “I was ecstatic when I found out I was getting the opportunity to meet Prince Harry and show His Highness, and indeed the world, my designs.”

Red carpet rolled out for Prince Harry’s Arrival
The Government of Belize has rolled out its red carpet to warmly receive Prince Harry, the third inline to the British throne. Prince Harry’s visit to the Central American country of Belize is part of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee. This is the third royal visit to Belize, the last being in February of 1994. Over 100 feet of velvet red carpet has been rolled out to the door of the private jet that is transporting the 28 year old Prince. Flying at each side of the carpet is the flag of England and the on the other side is the flag of Belize. Prince Harry is expected to receive a royal salute once being greeted by the Governor General of Belize, His Excellency Sir Colvin Young. The Prince will also meet with the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow and the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Francis Fonseca.

Prince Harry arrives today in Belize!
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, also known as Prince Harry, arrives in Belize today Friday, March 2st. Prince Harry’s visit to Belize is part of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebration. The Prince is expected to arrive at 4:25PM on board a private jet at the Phillip Goldson International Airport. He is will be greeted by some of Belize’s highest leaders and the Governor General of Belize His Excellency Sir Colville Young. The visit by the adventurous Prince is his first trip to Belize and is expected to last a little less than 24 hours. Even though Prince Harry will be on an official visit, the occasion will allow the Prince to experience many of the country’s natural wonders and the extraordinary and diverse cultures of Belize. The Royal Visit has attracted the attention of international and local media houses. Considering the importance of the visit, the Government of Belize will be maintaining strict security but will still allow for Belizean interaction with the Prince during his various stop-off points. So how does the Prince feel about his visit to Belize? In speaking to the Belizean media, Prince Henry’s Press Secretary, Miguel Head indicated that “the Prince is excited.”

Prince Harry is here! Greeted with a warm Belizean welcome
After much anticipation, His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David, also known as Prince Harry, arrived at the Philip Goldson International Airport. Moments after the plane landed, the Royal flag was handed over to an element of the Belize Defense Force (BDF), who hoisted the Royal Standard of Prince Henry of Wales. As tradition, once a member of the Royal Family is on an official visit, the Royal Standard is flown next to the Belizean flag. Before exiting the private jet Prince Harry was greeted onboard by Diane Lock, Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lock then escorted a smiling, happy and enthusiastic Prince Harry off the plane where he was officially introduced to the Queen’s representative in Belize, Governor General Sir Colvin Young. The Prince then proceeded to an elevated platform where he was presented with the Royal Salute followed by the Queen’s Anthem and the Belize National Anthem, which was performed by the official band of the BDF.

Cohune Walk renamed in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Harry parties with the locals
Prince Harry, the happy Prince of Wales arrived at the Diamond Jubilee Block Party in Belmopan this evening where he was welcomed to the community and honoured in the renaming of Cohune Walk to the Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard. Prince Harry speaking at the renaming of Cohune Walk to Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard As Prince Harry was announced entering into the grounds, a jubilant crowd of Belizeans cheered, clapped and chanted for the Prince, some with signs saying “Welcome to Belize.” During his arrival the Our Lady of Guadalupe Panarifics played popular Belizean ‘bruk-down’ style steal band music. Just as the Prince made his way to the stage, he was welcomed with a loud round of applause. In welcoming the young Prince to the party, Mayor of Belmopan City, Simeon Lopez reminded Prince Harry about the contribution that Queen Elizabeth II made to the financing of the building of our capital city, Belmopan. He said that it is a privilege for the people of Belmopan and Belize to Honour Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee. When delivering greetings on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen, the crowd applauded Prince Harry, especially when he comfortably interacted with them.

“Captain Wales” to arrive 4:25 p.m. Friday
Prince Harry will depart Belize on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.... Prince Harry, a.k.a. “Captain Wales”—grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, the younger son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and the third in line to the British Throne—is due to arrive in Belize at 4:25 p.m. today, Friday, March 2, 2012, via a private flight, for an official visit to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s reign – 60 years since she ascended to the throne in February 1952.

Prince Harry Arrives In Belize
Grandson of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry is in Belmopan at this hour. He arrived in Belize at the Phillip Goldson International Airport today at 4:30 via private jet. The Prince was greeted by the Governor General on the tarmac and then went into the VIP Lounge where he held a brief meeting with the Prime Minister. After that, he was taken to Belmopan - where he is at this hour - about to make an address. His visit is to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - and it is his first time on foreign soil representing the monarch. The centerpiece event of his visit is the Diamond Jubilee Block Party in Belmopan where he will observe a number of cultural dances and Belizean dishes.

Prince Henry celebrates in the festivities
Prince Harry arrived this afternoon in the Jewel. He is currently in Belmopan where he is attending a street fest. Hundreds of citizens turned out to welcome the prince. We go back to Belmopan for a wrap up with Jose Sanchez. {Live broadcast from Diamond Jubilee Block Fest}

HRH Prince Henry of Wales arrives in Belize
Prince Harry touched down at the Philip Goldson Airport in a private aircraft a few minutes earlier than anticipated this afternoon. It is first solo trip and his first official visit to mark the Queen’s sixtieth year of reign. Other members of the royal family are similarly being deployed to countries in the Commonwealth where ...

Prince Harry greeted by dignitaries at the Philip Goldson International Airport
Prince Harry is in Belize for the Diamond Jubilee. It's the Prince first overseas solo trip on behalf of his grandm...

Prince Harry "Gets Down" In Belize
Prince Harry had a very Belizean welcome, which was the perfect start to his diamond jubilee tour. He arrived in Belize on Friday, March 2, very proper, serious, well-suited and elegant but eventually captured the essence of the country and changed his demeanor to a more casual and festive one. Belize threw HRH Prince Harry a welcome party that he will not forget in a long while as he celebrated with the multi-cultured people of the country, which included dancing alongside the Governor General of Belize the Garifuna Jankanoo, sipping down some delicious hibiscus punch with the Creole and taking back a shot of ceviche with the Meztizo. And he also sampled a cold Belikin beer.


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#432004 - 03/03/12 02:42 PM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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#432066 - 03/04/12 03:59 AM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Amazing, amazing, amazing. And i am mostly surprised by how few people were there. Maybe 3000? And maybe 8 from San Pedro?
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#432067 - 03/04/12 04:19 AM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Looks like he was enjoying...great photos..
His Father, Charles used to be quite the party guy. Back in the 70's I had more than a dozen occasions of sitting around with him. He came into my bar several times. This was in Hawaii, he used to play polo on the north side. Then go out alot to the clubs. He was not a bad looking man back when. My gal pal Sandy went out with him a few times.
Harry seemed to truly be enjoying....its all good.
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#432076 - 03/04/12 01:41 PM Re: Prince Harry has arrived in Belize [Re: Marty]
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Prince Harry Wraps Up Belize Visit


It's a jungle out there! Prince Harry in the Belize jungle at Chaa Creek during his royal visit.

Prince Harry concluded his one-day visit to Belize with a tour of the Xunantunich Maya temple in western Belize. The prince toured the ruins of the ancient Maya civilization and climbed to the very top of the 135 foot El Castillo from whence a panoramic view of the surrounding jungle and El Peten in Guatemala can be enjoyed. The day was hot and humid and the prince came down from the summit drenched in sweat but taking the local clime in good stead as he was entertained by Maya dancers who played the marimba and performed their traditional deer hunting dance. To top off the visit to Xunantunich, a marching band complete with cheerleaders from the nearby San Jose Succotz high school livened up the morning event.

The third in line successor to the British throne started off his day early with a visit to the adjacency zone at the western border between Guatemala and Belize and was entertained by schoolchildren from both countries who performed songs of peace waving the flags of Belize, Guatemala and Britain. Belize has a centuries old territorial dispute with Guatemala inherited from the time it was British Honduras.

Harry spent the night at a splendid jungle resort, Chaa Creek, owned by British expats Mick and Lucy Fleming. For security purposes the location of his night lodging was not revealed until today. The Prince visited an on-site tropical butterfly farm, explored medical plant trails and wondered around the extensive rainforest on which the resort sits. The Flemings are a rags to riches story having come to Belize as broke newlyweds who ended up living in the jungle and eventually building a world-class resort.

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PRINCE Harry became a rum-drinking, street-dancing, crowd-pleasing royal during his first encounter with the people of Belize.

The prince had come to name a street in honour of his grandmother the Queen and to sample the country’s culture as he began his Diamond Jubilee tour in tribute to the monarch.

But he left protocol behind and enthusiastically bonded with the locals during a walkabout at a “block party” staged to celebrate his grandmother’s 60-year reign.

The party prince knocked back shots of rum, played the fool as he sampled local dishes, danced with women and left others screaming his name as he went on a walk-about yesterday.

He charmed the crowds during a speech, joking with a heckler who told him to speak louder and telling the audience they were “stuck” with him representing the Queen.

When the third in line to the throne took the hand of Denese Enriquez, 36, who was part of a Kriol performance, he told her: “Let’s dance a little bit – not too much.”

Dressed in a traditional Belize shirt, a gift from the governor general Sir Colville Young, Harry twirled the creative arts development officer.

The pair shimmied as the crowds watched, but Enriquez later confessed that at one moment “he lost me there with his move”.

But she praised Harry, saying “he was just smiling, which was great because it looked like he was enjoying himself”.

Harry told the crowd of about 2,000: “Her Majesty has asked me to send her good wishes to you all.

“She remembers so fondly her visits to this beautiful realm and speaks of the warmth of welcome she received on her most recent visit in 1994. I’m only sorry she can’t make it and you’re stuck with me.”

He was greeted with cheers from people on his right, which he dubbed “the noisy corner”, when he said: “When it became clear that I was to represent my grandmother in Belize, my heart leapt – for a good reason.”

The prince then encouraged the listeners on his left, saying: “A bit more noise on this side, please.”

Harry went on to praise the Queen, telling the audience: “Though I am her grandson, I know I speak for everyone when I say, Your Majesty, you are an inspiration to us all. And it, therefore, just remains for me to name this street Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard.”

He received a cheer from the crowd when he spoke a few words in Kriol to get the event started – “Mek wih go paaty” – let the party begin.

Harry was then treated to some of the cultural and culinary highlights of Belize.

The prince will also join a reception of Royal British Legion members and Belizean Second World War veterans, before laying a wreath at the memorial to British soldiers who have died in Belize.

SOURCE


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