British Royalty Arrive in Cuba to Tour and Visit Communist Leaders

Charles and Camila in Revolution Square in Havana with the sculpture of Ernesto Che Guevara in the backround on  3-24-2019. Photo: washingtonpost.com

HAVANA TIMES – Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in Havana on Sunday on the first-ever official visit to Cuba by members of the British royal family.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as they are officially called, disembarked from a British Royal Air Force plane at Jose Marti International Airport.

They were greeted at the airport by Cuba’s deputy foreign minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez.

Charles placed a wreath of flowers at the monument to Cuba’ national hero, poet Jose Marti, at Revolution Square.

The official part of the visit begins Monday. Charles, who is the heir to the British throne, is to tour the historic city center of Havana and meet with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

The royal couple will be the guests of honor at a gala dinner in the evening.

There are no plans for them to meet former president Raul Castro, brother of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

On Tuesday, Charles is to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar park in a special economic zone in Mariel, 45 kilometers west of Havana, which was built with British investment.

The visit comes amid escalating tensions between Cuba and the United States, of which Britain is a key ally.

The royal couple are on a tour of the Caribbean that will also take them to various Commonwealth realms in the region. They head to the Cayman Islands on Wednesday.


4 thoughts on “British Royalty Arrive in Cuba to Tour and Visit Communist Leaders

  • March 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    I am most certainly not a monarchist, i passionately guard my right to be of good manners, not a keyboard warrior

  • March 27, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Awe, a sore monarchist. So sorry.

    I’m not leftwing, a revolutionary, a Corbynista, but I loathe this anachronistic waste of time especially when represented by such utterly ghastly types as Charles and Camilla. Seeing as I pay for them, like you do, I passionately guard my right to be rude about them.

  • March 26, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    You do not represent the UK,no more do i. I travel to Cuba every year and have many friends there and none of them would be so rude and ignorant.

  • March 26, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    Dear Cuban Friends.

    Can you keep them please?
    No need to fly a RAF jet specially for them, but she refuses to use commercial airlines in case she encounters ordinary people. Could have done Virgin Upper Class at a 100th of the cost. He’ll have his usual army of lackeys to iron underpants, boil a choice of eggs etc.

    This is intended to show a different attitude to Trump. A kinder, gentler “persuasion” to open up both economy and freedoms. I’m totally supportive of that, but subjecting Cubans to being patronised by these two idiots is not the way to do it. On behalf of the UK, I can only apologise. I’ll do it in person in November (via Virgin!).

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