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Prince's visit to cost $3 millionThursday, March 01, 2012
IT will cost Jamaica $3 million to host Prince Harry during his four-day visit to the island to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth ll.
Prince Harry, who is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica next week Monday, is making his first trip to the Caribbean. He will arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport at 5:00 pm and he will be given a 21-gun salute by a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) guard of honour.
Yesterday, minister with responsibility for information, Senator Sandrea Falconer said the country will not have to pay for accommodation for the prince as he will be housed at King's House as the guest of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen.
"I can only tell you what we have been given and what is approved and that budget is $3 million," Falconer told journalists at yesterday's weekly Jamaica House press briefing in Kingston. "He is being accommodated at King's House so we are not paying for any accommodation for the Prince," she stressed.
Prince Harry will co-pilot a helicopter from the JDF Air Wing to the William Knibb Memorial High School playing field, which will be followed by a tour of Falmouth, the Trelawny capital, after which he will be treated to a Jamaica Night event on the Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel's Kokomo Island in Montego Bay, being staged by the Government in partnership with Sandals Resorts.
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