Duke of Edinburgh set to visit St Helena

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The Duke of Edinburgh is set to make an official visit to St Helena Island from 23 to 26 January.

The Duke will participate in events to celebrate the culture, people, and biodiversity of St Helena. He will meet young people, civil society organisations and business representatives.

Part of his visit will entail meeting community leaders and seeing the 192-year-old tortoise Jonathan while also learning about wildlife conservation efforts.

Governor Nigel Phillips said about the visit: “We are honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to St Helena on a four-day visit. This promises to be a special occasion, with a public holiday allowing the entire community to join this opportunity to celebrate all that is great about the culture and environment of this remarkable island.”

St Helena is so excited for the royal visit that they are considering making 24 January a public holiday. It is currently under the consideration of the Executive Council.

This will be the first royal visit to the British territory since Princess Anne travelled there in November 2002.

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