Having recently qualified as an Apache attack pilot, Prince Harry’s skills were immediately put to the test as he received the opportunity to co-pilot a Jamaica Defence Force’s helicopter from Kingston to the Island’s north coast.
In what some of the JDF forces described as impressive flying, His Royal Highness departed Up Park Camp military base and arrived a swift 45 minutes later to a crowd of school children in Falmouth. But the crowd of a few hundred was nothing compared to the thousands of fans that were prepared to greet him at the Falmouth Cruise ship Pier.
With Jamaican street dancers, fans holding flags and onlookers of all ages hoping to catch a glimpse of him, the prince was all smiles as he waved to the people and spent more than an hour in town. Among his many stops included a visit to local landmarks such as William Knibb churchyard and St. Peter’s church, where he unveiled a plaque that was dedicated in honor of his grandmother the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. He then headed towards Good Hope Great House in Trelawny, where he toured the 18th century plantation house.
After a whirlwind day of activities, Prince Harry arrived in Montego Bay shortly after 7:00 p.m. and headed to Sandals Royal Caribbean for a “Jamaica Night” reception. While there, the prince was able to enjoy a traditional Jamaican dinner, as well as take in the entertainment of Jamaican dance and song. Prince Harry’s trip to Jamaica concludes on Thursday night. To view photos from Day 3 of Prince Harry’s historic visit to Jamaica, visit our Facebook Page here!