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Prince Charles in Cuba on first royal visit

Havana, March 25 (IANS) Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla have arrived in Cuba on their first royal visit to the country.

The royal couple arrived on Sunday and was greeted by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez at the Jose Marti International airport here, Xinhua news agency reported.

They set off for the Revolution Plaza first and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at national hero Jose Marti’s monument.

According to the schedule released by the Cuban Foreign Ministry, the royal couple will tour Havana’s colonial quarter on Monday.

They will be formally welcomed by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel later when official talks would be held.

On Tuesday, the foundation stone laying ceremony of a solar farm at the Special Development Zone of Mariel is scheduled. Later they will attend a Cultural Gala at the Havana’s Grand Theater “Alicia Alonso”.

On Wednesday afternoon they will depart on a private flight to the Cayman Islands.

This is part of their 12-day Caribbean tour, which has already taken them to Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.



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