Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are going to be the first British royals to visit Cuba since it became a Communist country in 1959! The duchess let the secret slip on Tuesday (Feb. 5) when she was speaking with Baroness Hale, the president of the Supreme Court. She and the duke visited the court to mark the 10th anniversary of its founding.
“They are going to visit the Caribbean. They are not only going to the Anglo Caribbean, they are going to Cuba as well. She is very much looking forward to going to Cuba. It will be quite an event for members of the royal family to visit Cuba," the baroness recounted to reporters after the meet and greet. “She said she loved the music and was interested in the architecture. And she did make a remark about she wasn’t so sure about the food.”
Though the news has yet to be confirmed by Clarence House, rumours of it have been circulating since November 2018 when "The President of the Republic of Cuba called upon The Prince of Wales at Clarence House," the Telegraph notes.
Prince Charles last visited the Caribbean in 2017, shortly after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated many of the region's islands. On the three-day trip he spoke with young displaced Barbudans at the National Technical Training Center in Antigua and Barbuda. He also visited Pointe Michel on the island of Dominica to tour the village, observing the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Prince spoke with locals and also the Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
Prince Harry previously visited the region in 2016.