Prince Harry’s speed boat breaks down in Bahamas

| 05/03/2012

Prince+Harry,+wearing+a+lifejacket+and+holding+Bahamas'+national+flags,+smiles+as+he+leaves+after+a+tour+of+Harbour+Island (228x300).jpg(CNS): A speedboat carrying the UK’s Prince Harry broke down in the Bahamas during his official royal visitto the islands. The prince reportedly boarded a media boat after a mechanical failure stopped the Royal Bahamas Defence Force boat he was riding to Harbour Island at the weekend. The 27-year-old royal and third in line to the throne is visiting the islands as part of a tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of his grandmother's accession to the throne. Harry will be heading to Jamaica this week, where he will face a tough diplomatic test since the country’s prime minister has recently announced her intention to break Jamaica’s royal connections.

Prince Harry, whose ten day tour started in Belize, is among a group of royals touring commonwealth countries and overseas territories marking the jubilee celebrations. There are, however, no scheduled visits by any royals to the Cayman Islands.

The queen’s press secretary recently released details of the Diamond Jubilees tours that members of the royal family will be taking on behalf of Elizabeth II, who has been on the throne 60 years.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are going to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Meanwhile, Charles’ eldest son William and his wife Kate will be heading east to Malaysia, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. The Duke of York is heading for India, while the queen’s youngest son Edward and his wife, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will also be heading to the Caribbean, visiting Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Trinidad and Tobago

Princess Anne heads to Africa for Mozambique and Zambia, while the Duke of Kent will also visit Uganda and the Falkland Islands. Meanwhile the Duke of Gloucester will be journeying to the British Virgin Islands and Malta.

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  1. Citizen Cay says:

    Poor little Cayman all you loyal and faithful serfs didn't get a wiff of the Royal Flatulences Oh well soon come old bwoy soon come, well neither did TCI Speaks volumes doesn't it not, so the next time you get dressed up in unnaah colonial clown suits and fancy dress have a long hard think of how really silly and foolish it is. Yes unaah bunch chickabooos!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You know that you are a real idiot Mr.  or Ms. Wed, 03/07/2012 – 11:56. YUH really think that my post was real that the Prince had actually won the race against Bolt? Everybody else LOL and you had to comment by trying to correct me. Do you think that it is only idiots that reads or writes on this site? 

  3. Royal Pains says:

    Reuters

    Early this afternoon Prince Edward's wife, the Duchess of Wessex broke a nail while jet skiing in Barbados.  She was flown by Royal Navy helicopter to the nearest hospital. "It happened sosuddenly" she said.  "I had a drink in one hand and lost my grip." "It was painful." For now, the Royal Tour of the Caribbean been postponed. A royal spokesperson however said she is expected to fully recover, after several weeks of rest.

  4. Shock and Awe says:

    nice work if you can get it.  a long time ago….one guy said to his wife "hey!  let's pretend we're a royal family.  we'll own all the land and live in castles. but what will we do? asked his wife and children. we'll ride around in coaches and inter-marry.  is that healthy?  of course!  we'll tell them we have royal blood.  and if we act the part after awhile no one will even ask what we're doing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    And Prince Mac is still here. He did not fly out for the month of March.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I saw on television this morning (CNN HLN) where Prince Harry is in Jamaica.  He ran with the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt up in the hills and won him. They both looked very happy along with the spectators. I hope he comes here and eat some turtle stew with us.

    • Pit Bull says:

      As a civilised man, one can assume he would be horrified to do something as barbaric as eat turtle stew.

    • Anonymous says:

      He didn't 'won' him, Usain Bolt let the Prince 'won'…..!

  7. SKEPTICAL says:

    Perhaps they felt that to have a “royal” visit Cayman might be perceived as an endorsement, or sign of approval, of Bush……..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe he just can't handle having to greet Mac

  9. Anonymous says:

    I thought he and his speedboat were in the Falkland Islands!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wrong prince, Prince William is in the Falkland Islands.

      • Anonymous says:

        And Prince Albert is still in the Can… just in case anyone was interested.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Did they give him water and send him on his way?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Not Cayman Islands or Turks & Caicos, eh?

  12. Big Whopper says:

    BIG FREAKING WHOOPTI DOO

  13. Anonymous says:

    Wow! We must have really ticked off the UK! The Royals are visiting just about every other country in the world except Cayman!

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually there are 204 Countries in the World today. However there are only 72 in the Commonwealth which the Royals are canvassing.

      Of the 72 Countries in the Commonwealth at least one of the Royal Family are visiting a total of 27 (38%), therefore there are 45 (62%) that are not being visited.

      It is rather disingenious of you to draw any aspersions to the fact that Cayman Islands is a part of the 62% that are NOT being visited.

      Maybe, just maybe they are visiting the countries that they feel they have the weakest links (like Jamaica) with to sure up those links. 

      Please do not use this to promote your Cayman bashing.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are the weakest link, goodbye!:)

      • Anonymous says:

        BTW I am Caymanian and in no way intended it to bash Cayman! But wow! I must say, you sure must be a smart statistician with plenty time on your hands.  Thanks for the analysis anyway! And just a word of advice……. Lighten up! It was meant to be light humour!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Did you see the picture of the Queen when she saw McKeeva?  Do you want to see poor Harry frowning like that?  

    Well, at least the Jamaican girls them a be happy.  They get to see Harry. 🙂  We get to see McKeeva. 🙁

    • Anonymous says:

      Headline: 'Prince Harry meets his future Jamaican wife'…cool runnings!!:)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, seems like the forget their crown jewel – the Cayman Islands –  how could they do that? After all Cayman is the only colony still holding on and praying that Mother never deserts us!

    • Like It Is says:

      Not a crown jewel.  More an international embarrassment.

      • Justice for Everyone says:

        I can imagine the tour :

        "If you look over there your highness, you can see the registered office of yet another company that was used to facilitate a major international fraud.  Later we will be visiting a presentation from some local trust organisations showing how they can magically protect the world's super rich from paying a fair share of tax. 

        You know some of the poor countries you will be visiting on your tour? This is where the machinery to deny them revenue from profits made in their land is devised".

      • Married to a Caymanian says:

        Yes, but I pray every day we stay under the Queen. The thought of  our local politicians having no one to report to scares the heck out of me.  I wish we were still under direct rule.  I'd rather have a British bean counter doing a good job than the politicians slinging BS and wasting my money.

         

  16. Knot S Smart says:

    I hope the Bahamas dont go to war any time soon. Sounds like their warships are breaking down..

    Well.. if he comes here we can take him for a ride in the police helicopter.

    Is that running these days? or is it broken down too?

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Does any of you who are gloating over a simple hitch in the Bahamas remember what happened to the boat right her in the perfect Cayman Islands when taking Her Majesty The Queen on a ride to Northside? Some of us just eat, sleep, and walk with envy, hate and opposition to everything in every bone that make us up. Had the Prince come to the Cayman Island you all would blame Big Mac for wasting money that you do not have

      • Knot S Smart says:

        Have you always had this inclination to over-react because of trivial comments?

        If so please would you allow me give you a prescription for some Abilify?

    • Anonymous says:

      The police helicopter is off island for essential maintenance. We do have to comply with regulations you know.

  17. WREX says:

    Well, he better go to the Brac becasue here we can't give him food or water!

  18. Anonymous says:

    The only one that showed/s any interest in Cayman, is Prince Edward and I wish for him, his wife and children all the best. For the rest of them, there is no need for them to visit Cayman, the only thing the UK Government wants from Cayman is failure…go far and stay long.

  19. Unison says:

    like… what do most people do when they have money to spend?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Too bad he is not going to visit Cayman where Big Mac's leadership has the entire country broken down.