Britain's Prince Charles, who is in Colombia with his vessel, Her Majesty's Ship Minerva, carried the British flag in a navy parade at Cartagena on Friday (6 April).
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Background: Britain's Prince Charles, who is in Colombia with his vessel, Her Majesty's Ship Minerva, carried the British flag in a navy parade at Cartagena on Friday (6 April).
Prince Charles is serving as a sub-lieutenant aboard the frigate and held the British standard high as a squad of marines from Minerva marched to the Plaza de Bolivar to lay a crown of flowers in front of the monument to the South American liberator, Simon Bolivar.
M.M.S. Minerva arrived on Thursday for a five-day visit and Prince Charles wants to play polo in Bogota, the Colombian capital during that time.
The frigate is due to return to base in Bermuda on Tuesday (April 10) for routine maintenance. But the Royal Navy has announced that Prince Charles will not go to Bermuda where the Governor Sir Richard Sharples was murdered last month. Instead the Prince will serve aboard the survey ship Fox at Antigua. It was felt that Prince Charles' visiting Bermuda at this time would place too large a burden on the island's security forces.