Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex’s trip to Grenada as part of a Caribbean tour is POSTPONED

The journey of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex to Grenada as part of a Caribbean tour has been postponed after consultations with the island’s government and Governor General.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are due to travel to the Caribbean tomorrow as part of a trip to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and are due to visit Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Antigua and Barbuda.

Trips to the Caribbean islands will see members of the royal family go on a charm offensive in a bid to build support for the monarchy in the region.

However, it will be an uphill battle with Antigua presenting an open letter on reparations during the visit.

The chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission, Dorbrene O’Marde, told a local radio station: “Essentially, he supports the positions taken by other… people with regard to the issue of redress and the inability of the Crown’s lack of apologies both as a family and as an institution for their role in the enslavement of Africans in the slave trade and in slavery of Africans.

This follows Prince William and Kate Middleton’s trip to the region last month, which saw the couple face backlash over “avoidable public relations” mistakes.

Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex’s trip to Grenada as part of a Caribbean tour has been postponed after consultations with the island’s government and Governor General

William and Kate have been greeted like rock stars in Belize, Jamaica and now the Bahamas – with cheering crowds chanting “we love you” – but they’ve also faced challenges in three countries with burgeoning campaigns to complete independence from the UK and demands for reparations for the slave trade. .

There was several missteps, including photos of the couple shaking hands with black children through a wire fence in Trench Town, Jamaica. They were also accused of taking part in a ‘colonial style’ photo op while driving around in a 1953 Land Rover inspecting troops, with William wearing a military uniform.

The future king was also accused of being ‘deaf’ and failing to show the ‘courage’ to apologize for the slave trade in a historic speech, while the opening event in Belize had to be postponed due to protests.

Starting tomorrow, The Count and Countess will meet with communities, local entrepreneurs and artisans, as well as young people, to celebrate the islands’ culture, future and vibrancy.

This follows Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip to the region last month, which saw the couple face backlash over

This follows Prince William and Kate Middleton’s trip to the region last month, which saw the couple face backlash over “avoidable public relations” mistakes. There were several missteps. They were accused of taking part in a ‘colonial style’ photo op while driving around in a 1953 Land Rover inspecting troops, with William wearing a military uniform (pictured)

Another incident included photos of the couple shaking hands with black children through a wire fence in Trench Town, Jamaica.

Another incident included photos of the couple shaking hands with black children through a wire fence in Trench Town, Jamaica.

During his visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Earl of Wessex will meet athletes in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham this summer.

During this time, the Countess will speak to women in leadership positions about the community’s response to the La Soufrière volcano eruption.

Their Royal Highnesses will also congratulate those who have recently completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

In Antigua and Barbuda, the Earl and Countess of Wessex will learn about the importance of sport in the community.

The Platinum Jubilee Tour in its entirety

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Republic of Ireland from Wednesday March 23 to Friday March 25, 2022.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas from March 19-26, 2022.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from Friday April 22 to Monday April 28, 2022.

The Princess Royal visited Papua New Guinea from Monday April 11 to Wednesday April 13, 2022.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet some of the legendary cricketers of the West Indies and the national rowing teams of Antigua.

The Earl and Countess will attend a reception for local artisans and non-profit organizations.

The couple will explore the varied landscape of Saint Lucia, visiting Sulfur Springs and Pigeon Island National Site.

The Earl will lead an Investiture on behalf of Her Majesty, and Their Royal Highnesses will attend a service to mark the Queen’s seventy-year reign.

The Jubilee calendar is one of the first signs of the new monarchy, with Prince Andrew and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex having previously taken similar trips abroad.

The Queen, who no longer flies, shouldn’t have traveled, but it’s rare for the Wessexes to go on a joint high-profile overseas tour that would otherwise have gone to Harry and Meghan.

It was long believed that Prince Charles would ‘shrink’ the monarchy when he becomes king to eight key members.

Trips to the Caribbean islands will see members of the royal family go on a charm offensive in a bid to build support for the monarchy in the region.

In November, Prince Charles traveled to Barbados for a ceremony marking his historic decision to depose the Queen as head of state.

Other Commonwealth countries in the region, including Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Dominica, already have their own heads of state.

Last year John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize, did not rule out his nation following suit, saying: “We have to find what is best for Belize.”

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