I notice Belmopan is very noisy today. The main cause being the long-awaited arrival of the most notorious Prince Harry of Wales. He is set to arrive in Belize tomorrow late in the afternoon. To be honest I am not too excited about his arrival but I see patrol cars training for what will be a quick ceremony to welcome the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. I see people tidying up the place and whats not. I believe the city is ready for the arrival of Prince Harry but are you ready? Try not to miss it because according to other sources he will only be here for about a day.
Prince Harry is scheduled to arrive in Belize on Friday, March 2, 2012, at 4:25p.m. on board a private jet at the Phillip Goldson International Airport where he will be received with a salute from the Belize Defense Force and meet officials at the VIP Lounge, including the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow, Leader of the Opposition Hon. Francis Fonseca and British High Commissioner to Belize, Patrick Ashworth.Read more of the story here: PRINCE HARRY'S BELIZE SCHEDULE RELEASED >>
From there he departs to Belmopan where he will meet with the Governor General ofBelize, Sir Colville Young, when the commemorative stamps will be unveiled to the Prince. The major event where residents of Belize will be able to get a glimpse of the Prince will be at Belmopan’s Street Festival that will be open to the public. Prince Harry will deliver a speech on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II and the Cohune Walk will be re-named in honor of the Queen.
At the festival Prince Harry will be treated with traditional foods and presentations from the Mestizo, Creole and Garifuna cultures. The Street Festival will continue after the Prince’s expected departure at 8p.m.
The following day, Saturday, March 3, 2012, Prince Harry will be travelling to the OAS Adjacency Zone in the morning dealing with the children both from Belize andGuatemala, who participated in the OAS cultural program. He will interact with the children involved in the program and tour the immigration facility for an art exhibition.
The highlight of this day will be a visit to the Maya ruins of Xunantunich where he will be interacting with children from the Belize Special Olympics Program, immerse in the great Maya culture, enjoy musical and dance performances from Deer Dancers. After lunch the Prince will leave to the ferry crossing where he will present a Jubilee Canoe to the Ruta Maya Organization.
For the rest of the afternoon, Prince Harry departs to the Price Barracks, meet with the Belize National Coast Guard, BDF and BATSUB members. He will lay a wreath at a monument erected for British Soldiers who have passed away while on service inBelize, after which he is expected to leave Belize at 4p.m.
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