Royal visitors making trip to Cayman

Prince Edward toured Cayman Brac in February 2009 to inspect the damage caused by Hurricane Paloma. – PHOTO: NORMA CONNOLLY

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will arrive in the Cayman Islands Sunday for a two-day visit.

The royal couple will attend a private event function at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman – Prince Edward is patron of CCMI.

They will attend separate luncheons on Grand Cayman on Monday, when Prince Edward will join the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme participants at Government House and the countess will address 100 Women in Hedge Funds at the National Gallery. She will then join her husband for the presentation of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award to Lashonda Powell at Government House.

They are scheduled to leave Cayman on Monday afternoon.

This will be Prince Edward’s fifth visit to the Cayman Islands. He was last here in February 2009 when he inspected the damage caused by Hurricane Paloma on Cayman Brac.



  1. Well I do hope he is not only taken to see how the Rich and famous live and judge the Cayman Islands by that ( because that is how they want to live, their money, and their business)
    But he can also be taken to see how the real Caymanian live too , enjoying sea breeze on the beach side or in a hammock under a breadfruit tree.
    The Prince is most welcome, and anyone who has charge over something should be very happy to see good results from hard work.


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