After an exciting couple of days of rum tasting and booty shaking in Belize, his royal hotness, I mean, Prince Harry, was off to The Bahamas!
Before Prince Harry even touched down in the tropical paradise, Miss Bahamas Anastagia Pierre, had her flashiest outfits picked out and ready to go, declaring she was just there for one reason and one reason only – to meet and marry Harry. I think I speak for all dedicated Harry watchers when I say – take a number lady. Okay, maybe I should give her a chance, I’m being a little harsh – you never know, it could be true love. Wait, you say the reason she wants to marry Harry is that he is hot and single? Something tells me “hot and single” does not a marriage make. And no, I am not joking – Pierre’s exact words: “He’s hot! He is single now so I would marry him, yes!” How did this girl win the question and answer portion of her beauty pageant?
One thing this 23-year-old beauty queen does have on me? She had the opportunity to meet prince charming during his visit..oh yea, and I guess she’s pretty..
Other than meeting scantily clad beauty queens, what was on Harry’s agenda for his royal Bahamian tour? The Apache helicopter pilot donned his No. 1 Tropical Dress of The Blues and Royals for Sunday service at Christ Church Cathedral as well as the official Diamond Jubilee medal – the first time it has been worn in public. During the service, Anglican Bishop of the Bahamas Laish Boyd praised Queen Elizabeth II, much to the delight of her grandson.
As Harry left the service, he greeted well wishers and met with government officials. In a speech given later that day, the young royal remarked: ”I am greatly looking forward to the next 24 hours and the chance to explore and meet more of the people of these stunning islands. I hope, for me, that this is the first of many visits. I’ll certainly be showing off about it to my brother and sister-in-law when I return home.” Harry, we are waiting anxiously for your return..goodness knows I won’t miss out that time!
Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?
Then, Harry changed out of his uniform and into a crisp suit to open the Diamond Jubilee exhibition in Nassau. At the event, Harry was presented a drawing of himself. Who drew that and how do I commission them?
Later, we saw Harry interact with local children on a visit to Harbour Island. As usual, the prince was met to a throng of cheering fans, all of whom were over the moon to see him. Harry hit a little speed bump on his way to the small Bahamian island – his boat had mechanical issues and he had to seize the media’s boat. Interestingly enough, India Hicks, a bridesmaid to his mother Princess Diana, was along for the ride. Thank you to @MaxFosterCNN for clarifying who the leggy blonde in the boat was – we thought we had another Miss Bahamas on our hands. By the way, loving the polo shirt on Harry. Gentlemen take note – polo is the sport to play. Just saying..
Want to see Harry skip boats mid-ocean? There’s Reuters for that..
We arrive at Harry’s final day in the Bahamas, or as I like to call it..my favorite day. Harry attended a youth rally at a local stadium to praise the young children of the Bahamas for their accomplishments. Thousands of children packed into Thomas A Robinson stadium in Nassau, including student Anna Albury, a blind Bahamian student being honored for overcoming disability. In a brief speech to the adoring crowds, Prince Harry said: ”I know Her Majesty would wish me to extend her personal encouragement to you all in your endeavours, whether they be in education, civic and community activities or in the sporting arena.”
Why may you ask was this my favorite day? Three words: tan linen suit.
Sources: BBC, Daily Mail, E! Online, Chris Jackson, Mark Stewart, Max Foster, @RoyalBeans, Reuters, PopSugar, AP