Prince Harry Begins His Own Royal Tour

March 2, 2012 By:
Prince Harry Begins His Own Royal Tour

Prince Harry officially begins his kick-off for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee tour this Friday, and his first stop is Belize.

Despite sounding like a made-up holiday celebrated in Disney movie, the Diamond Jubilee is actually a real thing. It celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary of her coronation as Queen.

Harry began his first day with a formal meet and greet with several of the country's officials, and he'll finish it up with a street party in the country's capital of Belmopan. Tough work. Harry will also formally name “Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard” while celebrating and touring the city.

Until March 9, Harry will be touring Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica on behalf of his grandmother. Queen Elizabeth turns 85 this year, and this is Harry's first time officially representing her.

He may run into problems in Jamaica, because he's meeting the country's prime minister Portia Simpson Miller, who said in January that she wanted to remove the Queen as head of state and turn the country into a republic.

Rejecting centuries of imperialism? How dare ye. St James' Palace has denied rumors that the Prince's Jamaica itinerary was changed because of Miller's comments.

After March 9, Harry will head to Brazil. The trip has been organized by the Foreign and Commonwealth office and is designed to enhance the partnership between Brazil and the United Kingdom. Shouldn't be hard, Brazil. Just hand him the biggest Caipirinha you can find. Harry will also be in the country representing some philanthropic organizations.

Harry is expected to stay in Brazil until March 14.