Today began Prince Harry's official tour of the Caribbean for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Tour. He will then travel to South America in the interest of trade relations. It will be the first Royal Tour that the Prince is embarking on by himself. According to The Telegraph, the young prince will be visiting Belize, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Brazil.
Belize will be his first stop and the country is very excited for the implications Prince Harry's visit has for the tourism board. While in Belize, Prince Harry will stay at the Sandy Point Resort.
"The opportunity to host such a high profile visitor to Belize provides validation of the Belizean tourism product in so many ways; in the first instance it signals that Belize is a safe destination for travelers and has a stable environment where visitors of all kinds and social stations can be comfortable enjoying themselves, and the many Belizean attractions, without fear of crime and being hassled," Nick Scavone, manager of the Sandy Point Resort, told the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
The 27-year-old prince's next stop after Belieze is Jamaica, where, as reported by the Jamaica Information Service, he will meet with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. He will also meet Olympic track star and world's fastest man, Usain Bolt. Prince Harry will make a stop at the University of the West Indies to watch young athletes training on the Usain Bolt Track. Later during his stay in Jamaica, Prince Harry will visit the Bustamante Hospital for Children and present doctors and staff with a plaque in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Harry's last stop is Brazil. The Telegraph reports that in this South American country, young Prince Harry will most likely spark enthusiasm for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and promoting London as a great vacation destination as well as a lucrative place for investments.