Prince Charles might be in the middle of a hectic tour but he and wife Camilla still managed to find some downtime to hit the beach during their 12-day official visit to the Caribbean. Now in his eighth decade, Charles looked as good as ever in photos from their visit to the beach.
The Prince of Wales, 70, was reportedly spotted strolling along the beach in Barbados, sporting a pair of floral bathing trunks, before taking a dip in the sea, according to the Daily Mail. He and wife Camilla, 71, looked quite happy and relaxed as they walked along the golden sand, wearing their bathing suits and carrying striped towels.
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently on a tour of the Caribbean which will include a four-day visit to Cuba beginning on March 24, the first-ever visit by members of the monarchy. During the course of their tour, Prince Charles and Camilla are also scheduled to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and the Cayman Islands.
As the couple made their way along the beach, Charles was seen looking towards Camilla and saying a few words before indulging in a swim. The pair is scheduled to sit down for talks with two leading figures from the island's national life.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are also going to meet Dame Sandra Mason, who as Governor General is the Queen's representative on the Commonwealth island, and the country's first woman prime minister Mia Mottley.
The prince will also visit the Nidhe Israel Synagogue, which dates back to 1654 and is one of the oldest Jewish places of worship in the Americas. Camilla, meanwhile, will carry out her own programme of events including attending a Big Lunch event at the Derrick Smith School and joining a Women of the World meeting.
On Sunday, Charles landed in St Lucia and was warmly greeted by the Prime Minister Allen Chastane. He gave a speech in the presence of governor-general Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, British High Commissioner Steve McCready and other guests including students.
Charles said, "The Commonwealth has been a cornerstone of my life for as long as I can remember and, through all the unprecedented global challenge of these past seven decades, it seems to me that the Commonwealth remains as vital today as it has ever been."