St Lucia first Royal stop
Royal visit in time for independence celebrations.
CASTRIES, St Lucia, Friday February 10, 2012 – St. Lucia will be the first port of call by Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Edward, Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The couple is expected to arrive in St. Lucia on February 21 in time for the country’s 33rd independence celebrations.
During their one-day stay, The Royal Highnesses are expected to attend the Independence Day Parade, a cultural dance performance, visit the Association of St. Lucia Headquarters and the St. Lucia School of Music.
They will also attend receptions hosted by the island’s Governor-General and Prime Minister.
The Earl and Countess are expected to leave St. Lucia on February 22. Their itinerary includes visits to Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Montserrat, St Kitts, Anguilla and Antigua as part of the celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.