Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles recently kicked off their 13-day tour of the Caribbean. The future King of England and his wife will make stops on ten different islands and take part in 50 separate engagements. Despite their hectic schedule –the London natives took some time to soak up some much-needed time in the sun. On Monday, March 18, 2019, while they were in Barbados the prince and duchess relaxed on the beach. Unfortunately –the pair were caught by the paparazzi.
These beach photos of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are causing controversy
During the off time on a Barbados beach –Parker Bowles and Prince Charles were snapped walking on the beach in their swimwear carrying beach towels. The paparazzi also took photos of the Prince of Wales enjoying a swim in the ocean. Now that the pictures have been made public, they are causing an uproar.
According to the Press Association, “a source said the pictures were taken during a brief off-duty moment on a major international tour on behalf of the Government, in circumstances where the couple would have a reasonable expectation of privacy during private down time.” Additionally, the prince’s solicitor has reportedly sent a letter to various press organizations who ran the photographs “highlighting his reasonable expectation to privacy.” Hopefully, these photos won’t derail the prince and duchess’ plans.
Inside Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Caribbean royal tour
During their Caribbean royal tour, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be the first members of the British Royal Family in over 50 years to visit Cuba. No member of the royal family has stepped foot on the island since it came under communist rule. The whirlwind royal tour will last from March 17-29, 2019 and will include six different countries and one overseas territory.
The royal pair will make stops in St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba, and the Cayman Island and they will also take part in more than 50 engagements while on their tour. They should be back in the U.K. just in time to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome their first child into the world.
Are Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles nervous about visiting Cuba?
Prince Charles adores traveling, and trying new foods, but the Duchess of Cornwall is a homebody and she actually has a pretty bad fear of flying. In 2018, the duchess pulled out of a trip to accompany Prince Charles to Australia at the last minute. A spokesperson for Clarence House told Express U.K., “She decided a few weeks ago to firm up her plans. We were always looking at the Duchess coming. There are no health reasons. She is as fit as a flea. The Duchess does not like flying, but I think she sometimes has to embrace that fear and get on with it.”
However, the duchess‘ fear of flying isn’t the only reason why she’s nervous about visiting Cuba. Apparently, she’s also a bit apprehensive about the food. Baroness Hale told Daily Mail, “She did make a remark about she wasn’t so sure about the food.”
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