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Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations just days after she bade farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral.

‘We’re not racist’, says Prince William after Meghan and Harry interview

Prince William denied on Thursday that Britain's royals were racist after Meghan, wife of his younger brother Harry, said one unnamed member of the family had asked how dark their son Archie's skin might be.

Prince Philip, 99, spends a second night in hospital

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, spent a second night in a London hospital after he felt unwell at Windsor Castle and was admitted in what Buckingham Palace said was a precautionary measure.

Prince Philip, 99, in hospital after feeling unwell

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after feeling ill with an ailment that is not related to COVID-19.

Year in review: Cayman’s royal treat

The Cayman Islands welcomed the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on 27 March for their final stop of an 11-day Caribbean tour. The royal couple had an official two-day visit to the country, which included visiting the Sister Islands.

Royal visit cost Cayman more than $300,000

Prince Charles and Camilla’s 29‑hour visit to the Cayman Islands in March cost the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service $132,148.58 in overtime expenses.

Caribbean trip was UK royals’ most expensive

Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal tour of the Caribbean, which included a whirlwind one-night stay in the Cayman Islands, cost British taxpayers almost half-a-million dollars, according to data released by the royal family.

Cayman celebrates Queen’s Birthday

Cayman rolled out the red carpet for royalty Saturday morning, when it celebrated the official 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with warmth and symbolic pomp and circumstance.

Botanic Park gets picture of blue iguana and Prince Charles

A framed picture of Prince Charles, 70, carefully stroking a rare blue iguana has been presented to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park by Pinnacle Media.

Duchess Sarah Ferguson to speak at cancer gala

The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands revealed Thursday that the guest speaker for its 2019 gala, to be held on Oct. 5 at The Ritz-Carlton, will be Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Governor: ‘We are stronger together’

The governor has called for everyone to show tolerance and respect amid an increasingly fractious debate over same-sex marriage rights in the Cayman Islands.

Prince Charles’s speech 

The following is the transcript of Prince Charles's speech in front of Cayman’s leaders and well-wishers during a reception, Thursday, at Pedro St. James. - Ed

A night to remember for Manderson

For Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, receiving his MBE from the heir to the British throne in front of his friends, family and colleagues is a moment he will never forget.

Prince Charles hitches ride on police helicopter

Barely a week into its service, Cayman’s new police helicopter carried some precious cargo.

Prince’s call to action on environment

Prince Charles has urged the Cayman Islands to help “lead the world” in the global fight against climate change and other environmental threats.

Jasmine hospice opens with royal pomp and circumstance

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, officially opened Jasmine Villas, Cayman’s new hospice and palliative care facility, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.

NEW: Prince Charles ‘deeply grateful’ for Cayman welcome

Prince Charles said it had been “a great joy” to visit the Cayman Islands as he delivered a farewell speech at Pedro St. James Castle Thursday night.

Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

“This is truly the people’s airport,” Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell declared as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the new expanded terminal Wednesday.

Royals delight crowds in whirlwind tour

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, charmed crowds across the Cayman Islands on a whirlwind tour of the British Overseas Territory.

Prince tours Sister Islands, meets with locals

Large crowds do not often assemble on Cayman Brac, but hundreds gathered Thursday on the island’s Bluff to see Prince Charles cut the ribbon on the new 25-metre swimming pool – his first task upon arrival in the Sister Islands.

EDITORIAL – A royal visit to remember

To the legions of organisers, hosts, participants and spectators who helped make this week’s royal visit a heartwarming, rousing success: Thank you and well done. Together, we showed Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the world the very best of our ‘beloved isle, Cayman’.

LIVE UPDATES: Royal Visit 2019

Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, this page will be updated regularly with ongoing news coverage of the royal visit to the Cayman Islands by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Cayman ready to welcome royal couple

The Cayman Islands is rolling out the red carpet to welcome the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to these shores.

Where and when to see Charles and Camilla

The following is a schedule of public events and parking and transport arrangements for the royal visit  of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

60 years of royal welcomes

When dashing young naval officer Prince Charles touched down on the islands in 1973, a smitten reporter swooned about his “sun-streaked hair” and “brilliant blue eyes”. When Queen Elizabeth II herself dropped in for a 24-hour visit in 1983, it was truly a historic moment.

Traffic diversions for royal visit

Motorists are advised that traffic diversions will be in place around the airport and other landmarks during the royal visit on Wednesday and Thursday.

Airspace restricted for safety during royal visit

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued an advisory prohibiting drones from several restricted areas later this week when the Princes of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Cayman.

Public invited to attend royal events

Government has released a schedule of public events that Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will attend on Wednesday and Thursday.

Airport project will not be finished for opening ceremony

Government is holding an opening ceremony featuring Prince Charles next Wednesday for the redeveloped Owen Roberts International Airport terminal, but the project will not be finished by then.

Prince Charles and Camilla begin Caribbean tour

The Caribbean tour of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is under way, with the royal couple spending Tuesday on the beaches of Barbados on their way to Cayman next week.

Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall to visit Cayman

When Prince Charles visited Cayman on July 14, 1973, the trip was mostly for rest and recovery.

New Cayman stamps commemorate royal wedding

The Cayman Islands Postal Service has issued new stamps to commemorate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding.

Cayman celebrates monarch’s birthday

“Your Excellency, the parade is formed up and ready for your inspection, sir,” Police Inspector Courtney Myles announced to Governor Anwar Choudhury on Saturday morning at the Queen’s Birthday parade and ceremony.

Festivities scheduled to celebrate Queen’s Birthday

The Queen’s Official Birthday is on Saturday, and Cayman will be celebrating with a slate of events.

Royal fascination and fascinators hit Cayman

None were impervious to the royal wedding fever Saturday, as millions set their gaze on Windsor Castle to view the highly anticipated nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Early start for Cayman royal watchers

Anyone in Cayman who wants to tune into the royal wedding Saturday will be in for an early start.

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