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Prince Harry: “The Bahamas Holds a Special Place” in Queen’s Heart

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 4, 2012

Above: Prince Harry in his Bahamas visit (BIS Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Prince Harry unveiled the new exhibition depicting the reign of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in his visit to Nassau this weekend.

The exhibition celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“The Bahamas holds a special place in Her Majesty’s heart,” Prince Harry said. “Her love for this realm and you, the Bahamian people, stretches back over decades, right to that first visit in 1966.”

Prince Harry, who pointed to the Bahamas’ achievements during the Queen’s reign, was joined by a host of dignitaries, including Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, lawmakers and members of the diplomatic corps.

Queen Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953.

“The Bahamas has made these huge strides, guided with surety by its political leaders and its eight Bahamian Governors-General, from Sir Milo Butler to Sir Arthur Foulkes,” he said. “As a country, its growth and prosperity are matched only by its continuing power of welcome.”

Prince Harry said he hoped it would be the first of many visits to the country.

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