“When it became clear that I was to represent my grandmother in Belize my heart leapt – but for a good reason. Mek wi go pawty”. Prince Harry’s opening line, and the second, which is Belize Creole for “Let us go and party” immediately put thousands of Belizeans in a good mood and got a good laugh as he prepared to unveil a plaque naming a street in the City Of Belmopan Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard. The Prince who is representing his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee arrived at the International Airport this afternoon on a Falcon 2000Ex private jet tail number N300UJ, met with the Governor General Sir Colville Young, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca.
He then left by motorcade for the City of Belmopan, the capital of the country. At a street festival organised by city elders, Prince Harry ate local cuisine, listened to traditional music, greeted a John Canoe dancer, and danced a little.
One of Prince Harry’s first orders of the day in the City Of Belmopan was a wardrobe change. From a stuffy suit he changed into formal Belize men’s wear, a Guayabera. The Guayabera is a traditional Latino dress shirt of Mexican origin comfortable for tropical climes but fashionable and suitable for everyday and formal events.
See Prince Harry Dancing on the street: