Most royal responsibilities don’t involve a trip to paradise, but Prince Harry’s latest duties involve just that! The Prince is headed to the Caribbean for a two-week Royal Tour of its sunny islands, Kensington Palace announced on Thursday.
The Royal is scheduled to visit Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines, to learn about local youth and environmental projects – two causes Prince Harry continues to champion himself.
He’ll begin his tour in Antigua on Nov. 20 where he’ll receive a military welcome and attend an evening reception hosted by the Governor-General.
On Nov. 30, the Royal is slated to make an appearance at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert to celebrate 50 years of Barbados independence. There, he’ll kick off the night’s star-studded celebration with none other than Barbadian princess Rihanna by his side.
Prince Harry is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, explore the Caribbean’s most beautiful natural sites – such as the mangroves and Victoria Park Botanical Gardens – learn about conservation projects and take part in local cultural events, where he’ll listen to local poets and undoubtedly pick up a few moves as he takes in traditional Caribbean dancing.
The Royal’s visit is also set to coincide with World AIDS Day, “a topic of great importance to His Royal Highness.”
According to Hello!, representatives at the Palace have already begun fielding concerns over Prince Harry’s headline-grabbing relationship with Meghan Markle, noting that they are “not at all concerned” that news of his new love will overshadow his upcoming tour.
This marks Prince Harry’s second trip to the Caribbean – his first Royal visit took place in 2012 when he toured the region on behalf of the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee.