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Royal Visit for Cayman

HRH Prince Edward with HE the Governor Stuart Jack.

HRH Prince Edward will visit the Cayman Islands on Thursday, 5 February where he will spend the morning meeting Cayman Brac residents displaced by Hurricane Paloma.

He will then head to Grand Cayman to present the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme medals at a Government House ceremony.

On Cayman Brac, HRH the Earl of Wessex will tour the hard-hit Spot Bay and Creek districts. He will also meet with residents at Community Cove and tour the Watering Place trailer home site.

"The main aim of Prince Edward's Cayman Brac visit is to see the hurricane damage, talk to some residents whose homes were severely damaged, and to inspect work on the recovery process," said Governor's Office Acting Head Alan Drury.

This is HRH the Earl of Wessex's fourth visit to the Cayman Islands. In May 2003, he participated in Cayman's Quincentennial celebrations. In November 2004, the Earl visited in order to inspect the recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. Again in February 2007, he toured the islands on a three-visit.

For more information on HRH the Earl of Wessex go to www.royal.gov.uk.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver