Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive in Antigua, meet West Indies cricket legends

At the National Sailing Academy - which offers free swimming and sailing lessons for schoolchildren - The Earl and Countess met disabled sailors benefitting from the Sail-ability programme.

Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive in Antigua, meet West Indies cricket legends
Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive in Antigua, meet West Indies cricket legends

Antigua and Barbuda: The Earl and Countess of Wessex have been on their tour to the Caribbean for the last two days. On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Earl and Countess of Wessex met West Indies cricket legends Sir Viv Richards, Sir Richie Richardson and Sir Curtly Ambrose during a visit to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

During their day in Antigua and Barbuda, they were welcomed with a Guard of Honour before meeting Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

Royal Highnesses met local craftspeople, creatives and community groups during a reception at Government House.

At the National Sailing Academy – which offers free swimming and sailing lessons for schoolchildren – The Earl and Countess met disabled sailors benefitting from the Sail-ability programme.

 At Clarence House Their Royal Highnesses each planted a tree to mark The Queen’s. 

Earlier, The Earl and Countess of Wessex had also arrived in St Lucia at the start of their Caribbean tour. They were welcomed by the Prime Minister of St Lucia Philip J. Pierre, Mr Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles, Acting Governor General.

In The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, Their Royal Highnesses have also visit St Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda, where they will meet communities, local entrepreneurs and young people in celebration of the culture, future and vibrancy of the islands.

Prince Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrive at Hewanorra International Airport in St Lucia for the start of their visit to the Caribbean to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

They have visited Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda but Grenada, which was in the itinerary, has suddenly been “postponed”.