Charles and Camilla begin latest leg of their Caribbean tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall received a welcome of pomp and ceremony when they arrived in St Kitts and Nevis.

A guard of honour was waiting to greet Charles and Camilla as they began the latest leg of their Caribbean tour with a handshake from the Queen’s representative, Governor General Sir S W Tapley Seaton.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall take the salute on their arrival in St Kitts and Nevis (Jane Barlow/PA)

Following tradition, the heir to the throne inspected the waiting troops passing along their lines in the shadow of RAF Voyager, the UK ministerial jet the couple are using.

Later Charles will launch a project to give Commonwealth students the chance to study subjects at Cambridge University he has “deeply” cared about for decades.

Scholarships under Charles’ name will be offered in global issues he has championed like climate change, sustainability and the blue economy to mark the 70th anniversary of the family of nations and the prince turning 70 last year.

Thank you St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a fantastic visit yesterday – catch up on #RoyalVisitStVincent: https://t.co/7uuEEunD3c

Today The Prince and The Duchess will visit St. Kitts and Nevis. Follow #RoyalVisitStKitts for updates. pic.twitter.com/qpS04W60xY

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) March 21, 2019

The prince will make the announcement at a reception hosted in honour of the royal couple by the Governor General.

Before heading off to the capital Basseterre, Timothy Harris, the prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, introduced the couple to his cabinet.

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