Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Cuba

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have just completed an Official Visit to Cuba, as part of a long tour of six countries in the Caribbean from March 17 to the 29th. This was the first official visit by a member of the Royal Family to Cuba. The Prince and Duchess’ visit highlighted cultural and academic connections, links between the people of the U.K. and Cuba, and explore key themes, such as the arts, youth entrepreneurship, heritage restoration and sustainable agriculture.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Havana on March 24th where, after an official welcome, they laid a wreath at the Memorial of Cuba’s national hero José Martí.

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On March 25th, the Prince and Duchess visited a community and arts centre, followed by a meeting with some of Cuba’s young entrepreneurs at an event in central Havana. That evening, the President of Cuba hosted an Official Dinner in honour of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Palacio de la Revolucion.

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The following day, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met a group of owners of British classic cars and paid a visit to a Cuban music recording studio, as well as one of the country’s leading dance studios. The Prince traveled out of Havana to learn more about renewable energy and organic farming in Cuba, before returning for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador.

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On March 27th, the couple visited a private restaurant, after which the Prince of Wales visited Cuba’s south coast to learn more about the country’s flora and fauna, where he attended a roundtable discussion on environmental conservation, while the Duchess visited an equestrian centre helping students from primary school level through to the country’s National team, and attended a roundtable to discuss the work being done to help those affected by domestic violence.

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