The Earl and Countess of Wessex are established to vacation to Antigua and Barbuda amid warnings from the island to prevent “phoney sanctimony” above slavery.
Edward and Sophie have a complete day of engagements prepared for Monday’s pay a visit to, including a trip to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium the place they will meet previous West Indies cricketers.
Prior to their Caribbean tour, the country’s Reparations Aid Fee penned an open letter to the few declaring: “For us, they are the supply of genocide and of continuing deep worldwide injury, injustice and racism.
“We hope you will respect us by not repeating the mantra. We are not simpletons.”
On their pay a visit to to the island, the pair will 1st get a guard of honour at the VC Bird International Airport prior to assembly the country’s Key Minister and users of his cabinet.
They will then journey to Authorities Dwelling wherever they are because of to existing 3 Platinum Jubilee medals to a few persons to recognise their company to national security.
Edward and Sophie will also speak to some of the country’s craftspeople, creatives and local community teams, and the countess will converse to girls about their function toward female empowerment.
The few are scheduled to stop by the National Sailing Academy, wherever they will satisfy little ones who have benefitted from a programme which features men and women with disabilities the chance to get concerned with h2o activities.
To total their tour of the island the earl and countess will stop by Clarence Residence in which they will plant a tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
They will also go to a reception in celebration of Antigua and Barbuda’s society and traditions, and will understand about local delicacies and produce.