Charles and Camilla arrive in Grenada as Caribbean tour continues

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Grenada to a warm welcome from the country’s Governor General.

Dame Cecile La Grenade was waiting at the bottom of the plane’s steps to greet Charles and Camilla as they began the latest leg of their 12-day Caribbean tour.

The Governor General is the Queen’s representative on the island and she will join the couple for much of their day-long tour.

The prince and his wife have already visited St Lucia, Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines during a busy tour at the request of the British Government which is aimed at strengthening ties with the Commonwealth nations.

Charles and Camilla
Charles and Camilla

Their first stop will be an official welcome ceremony with the country’s prime minister Keith Mitchell at Grenada’s parliament building.

Later, the couple will learn about the art of chocolate-making when they visit the House of Chocolate, a thriving new business on the island, and meet its manager and other chocolatiers.

The couple will be taken on a tour and will have the chance to sample local chocolate bars and cocoa tea, a traditional chocolate beverage.

Grenada is known as the spice island and the prince and the duchess will visit an exhibition and hear how innovative producers are finding new uses for spices in teas, soaps and cosmetics.

During the visit, Charles will attend a blue economy roundtable and join the discussion which will hear from participants about their plans for better stewardship of the waters of the Caribbean.