Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Hamilton, Bermuda, on Wednesday (21 October) to take part in ceremonies marking the 350th anniversary of Bermuda's Parliament.
Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Hamilton, Bermuda, on Wednesday (21 October) to take part in ceremonies marking the 350th anniversary of Bermuda's Parliament. He was met by the Governor, Lord Martonmere, and after inspecting a guard of honour of the Bermuda regiment drove 12 mile (19 km) into Hamilton in an open car. There was no sign of the disturbances that gripped the island 2 weeks ago after it was announced that Prince Charles would be attending the celebrations.
Small groups along the route waved and cheered and thousands turned out to greet him in the main Hamilton streets, including hundreds of American tourists.
Tomorrow (Thursday), Prince Charles will open a session of the Bermuda Parliament. Opposition leaders are boycotting the official functions arranged for the Prince's visit and the colony has been racked by outbreaks of violence.
The period of arson, looting and riots, which ended eight days ago, was caused by demonstrators seeking independence for the Island.
Last week the Prince attended the independence celebrations in Fiji and has flown to Bermuda via Acapulco, Mexico. After spending two days in Bermuda Prince Charles will go on a four-day official visit to Barbados.