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A Royal welcome

Gercine Carter

A Royal welcome

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Unlike Royal visits of yesteryear, just a few Barbadians lined the area of Heroes Square and a mere handful stood near the Old City Bar on Marhill Street this morning to greet Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Most of the Parliamentarians were transported to Parliament by bus, alighting at the northern gate where there was a noticeable absence of party supporters and curious onlookers.
Prince Edward alighted from a sleek dark grey  Bentley followed by the Countess, elegantly dressed in an understated Max Mara sleeveless, belted silk dress in earthy tones of beige and brown, complimented by tan shoes and handbag, and topped off with a fetching pillbox styled Jane Taylor hat decorated with feathers.
They were greeted  on arrival by Senator Kerry-Ann Ifill, Deputy president of the Senate, Pedro Eastmond, Clerk of Parliament and Michael Carrington Speaker of the House of Assembly.