Prince Harry’s first overseas tour on behlaf of his grandmother has come to a close, and what a journey it has been! If you enjoyed daily Harry updates over the past week and a half as much as I have, you’re most likely very sad right now. Doesn’t it feel like something is missing? I’ve got that taken care of! After four countries, some rum, blue suede dancing shoes and countless beauty queens and models, I’ve compiled my top five favorite moments from Prince Harry’s big tour. Trust me, it was tough to pick just five..
5) Diplomat in the making - Harry meets Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller
It is no secret that Harry’s visit to Jamaica would be the greatest political test of the tour, as Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller talked of leaving the Queen’s jurisdiction. The meeting had every potential to go less than perfect, but I believe Her Majesty was pleased with the results; she definitely knew what she was doing when she sent Prince Harry there!
4) Tan Linen Suit
Harry stepped out in this tan linen suit for a youth rally at Thomas A Robinson stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. I don’t think I need to elaborate on this one..
3) Harry drives a horse-drawn carriage to the Sentebale charity polo match in Brazil
He really has that whole ‘prince charming’ thing going on, huh? As if playing polo was not prince-like enough, Harry arrived at a charity polo match in Brazil at the reigns of a horse-drawn carriage. Harry played on behalf of his charity, Sentebale.
2) Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes! Harry dances reggae in Jamaica
Harry broke out his blue suede dancing shoes on a visit to Rise Life in an impoverished area of Kingston, Jamaica where met Rita Marley, wife of the late, great Bob Marley. No meeting with a Marley can be complete without good old fashioned reggae dancing, and please, if you know what’s good for you, you will watch this video.
1) Harry Can Bolt!
Come on, how could this not be my favorite moment of the tour? Prince Harry took to the track at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica to race the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt. This meeting has been talked about for months, and although Usain Bolt claimed he would not let Harry win, the comical prince left Bolt in the dust as he false started his way to victory. The BBC has full video of this hilarious encounter, an absolute must see. Major credit has to be given to Chris Jackson for his outstanding photography skills, capturing the mood of the day perfectly with one incredible shot.
Many, many thanks to a top team of royal correspondents, photographers and watchers, without whom this blog would not exist. @MaxFosterCNN, @SkyNewsRoyal, @ChrisJack_Getty, @RE_DailyMail, @RegalEyes, @ArthurJEdwards, @JulesSkyNews, @BobWoodruff, @bvitag, @Georginaitv, @BBCPeterHunt and @HWalesWatch. Thank you all for such outstanding tour coverage.. now, go have a drink and a take a nap!
What was your favorite moment of the tour? Do you think Harry has cemented his title as the world’s most eligible bachelor? Did he make Queen Elizabeth II proud? Leave some comments!