It looks like Prince Harry was having a pretty good time during his trip to Jamaica. Harry visited the country for a state dinner that was arranged to honor the Queen.
Prince Harry, who was seated next to Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, gave a speech at the dinner to pay tribute to the queen who was not in attendance.
“For me, as for millions of people around the world, her lifetime’s service to others is truly an inspiration. She combines all her virtues as a leader and as a head of state, with those of being a wonderful, caring grandmother, to whom we, her grandchildren, are utterly devoted… Her Majesty has asked me to extend her great good wishes to you all, and is sorry that she can’t be here – so you’re stuck with me… but don’t worry, ‘cos every little thing gonna be all right!”
Harry’s use of a Bob Marley quote in his speech wasn’t his only Marley related action. Sky News reports that Prince Harry was also presented with a scarf that was worn by Bob Marley by the late singer’s widow Rita.
When Harry wasn’t performing his official Prince duties he was out enjoying the Jamaican culture. Harry also got the chance to race the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt. Harry won the race, however, it wasn’t without the help of a little good-natured cheating.
“This is truly an exciting place to be… Jamaicans are exciting people to be around – especially when they run the 100 meters in 9.58.”
Yahoo reports that Harry is currently on a week-long goodwill tour of Central American and the Caribbean. During his time in Jamaica he visited the charity Rise Life in Kingston.