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Harry arrives in Grenada despite ship difficulties

Published 28/11/2016

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Prince Harry has arrived in Grenada by boat, despite problems with the supply ship ferrying him around the Caribbean.

The prince was forced to spend the night on an undisclosed St Vincent island following a technical issue with the tanker, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight, which has been his home for much of his tour of the region.

It is believed an intermittent problem with a bow thruster meant the vessel could not leave dock in St Vincent on time. When it finally set sail, Harry, who spent part of the day on a neighbouring island having lunch, could not be transferred to the vessel at night.

Harry caught up with RFA Wave Knight when a helicopter was used to transport him on board during the early hours of this morning.

He received a ceremonial welcome when a tender transported him to a cruise ship terminal in the capital of Grenada, St George's.

Waiting to greet the royal visitor, who wore a dark suit, shirt and tie, was the Queen's representative in the country, Governor General Dame Cecile la Grenade, dressed in a smart pink skirt suit and a hat.

Caribbean culture was represented by a group of dancers dressed in colourful patterned skirts and bright lipstick who performed for Harry as a steel band played.

He was handed a red orchid by a young girl, immediately saying "thank you", before asking her what flower it was.

A guard of honour, formed in two lines, was inspected by the prince before he left for his first engagement.

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