Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has arrived in Honiara.
Prince Charles was met on arrival by the Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the Governor General Sir David Vunagi, senior dignitories and the British High Commissioner, H.E David Ward.
Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley then invited Prince Charles to the podium to take the royal salute as a male and female platoon of the RSIPF as well as the Police Brass Band stood to attention.
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) accorded His Royal Highness (HRH) a full ceremonial guard of honour to welcome him.
The sound of Solomon Islands’ traditional pan pipers and wooden drums filled the air at the International Airport. This is Prince Charles’ first ever visit to the Solomon Islands.
Parade Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Simpson Pogeava invited Prince Charles to inspect the parade and escorted HRH through the two platoons of officers who stood at attention in full ceremonial uniforms.
The RSIPF is mounting a 24-hour security operation during HRH’s visit until Monday 25 November 2019.
Members of the public are urged to cooperate with the police as Prince Charles will be escorted to various venues during his two-day visit to Honiara.
With Police Media