Prince Edward and Countess Sophie
What is behind the postponed Grenada trip?
For the time being, nothing will come of Prince Edward and Countess Sophie’s visit to Grenada. Why was it postponed just a day before departure?
Immediately before the planned departure of Prince Edward (58) and Countess Sophie (57) for the Caribbean islands the palace has announced to the BBCthat at least the trip to Grenada was postponed. Accordingly, this decision was made after speaking to the government of the island state and Governor General Cecile La Grenade (69).
La Grenade is the direct representation of Queen Elizabeth II (96) in Grenada, which as a member of the Commonwealth has the British monarch as head of state. According to the report, La Grenade proposed the postponement. However, the report does not explain why she should have done so. Nor whether this decision could have anything to do with the Caribbean trip by Prince William (39) and Duchess Kate (40). Their tour of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas in March this year was accompanied by protests.
The other stations remain
Prince Edward and Countess Sophie’s week-long Caribbean trip to honor the Queen’s platinum anniversary will go ahead despite the setback. This Friday (April 22) they set off, the stations are St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.
According to the palace, the Earl and Countess of Wessex would still hope to be able to make up for their visit to Grenada at a later date.