Charles and Camilla in one-day visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the latest leg of their Caribbean tour.

Waiting to meet the couple at the bottom of the steps of the RAF Voyager ministerial jet was the country’s Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, the Queen’s representative in the country.

Nearby was the Commonwealth nation’s prime minister Ralph Gonsalves – known as Comrade Ralph to many in his country.

The Prince of Wales (centre left) and the Duchess of Cornwall (centre right) arrive at Argyle International Airport
Charles (centre left) and Camilla (centre right) arrive at Argyle International Airport (Jane Barlow/PA)

He campaigned in a 2009 referendum to have the Queen, his country’s head of state, replaced with an elected president but a majority of voters rejected the proposal.

Mr Gonsalves, who has been in power since 2001, has forged ties with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran as he has tried to diversify the economy away from banana production.

Camilla arrives at Argyle International Airport
Camilla at Argyle International Airport (Jane Barlow/PA)

Charles and Camilla are making a one-day visit to the Caribbean country. The day excursion comes after the couple were photographed on a Barbados beach in their swimming costumes enjoying a down day.

Lionel Richie met the prince and his wife on Tuesday to mark the superstar becoming the Prince’s Trust’s first global ambassador.

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