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Embarrassed Prince Harry invited to "honeymoon" with Meghan Markle in Antigua by country's Prime Minister at VIP dinner

Mirror logo Mirror 22/11/2016 Andy Lines

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Prince Harry was last night invited to spend his "honeymoon" with new love Meghan Markle in Antigua by the country's Prime Minister. 

In front of over 300 VIP guests the PM Gaston Browne made the usually private Prince grimace and look at his feet as he told the crowd: "I believe we are expecting a new princess soon.

"I want you to know that you are very welcome to come on your honeymoon here."

Harry fiddled with his shirt so as to avoid eye contact.

Prince Harry © Press Association Prince Harry But as Harry was set to meet six of the country's beauty queens, Mr Browne added: "Whatever is done here, stays here. So do not worry."

Harry attended the party hosted by the Prime Minister at picturesque Barnacle Point in Antigua.

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc The Prime Minister's indiscreet speech comes despite the fact that Harry's romance with actress Markle was declared off-limits for discussion at a charity event he attended.

Organisers told young people not to mention his girlfriend when he arrived at the official residence of the Queen's representative in Antigua and Barbuda for the Colours of Charity event.

"We were told not to talk about it," Cuthbert Forbes, a worker with the Halo Foundation, which organised the event, said.

It appeared it was not an instruction from Kensington Palace, however.

"It came up at an organising committee meeting when we were thinking about what we could talk to him about and one of the core members of the committee said we shouldn't talk about his girlfriend because it is personal, Cuthbert, 21 added.

Instead the charity worker joked wth the Prince about giving him his £65 red suede shoes which Harry admired. "Are they even legal?" Harry asked.

Cuthbert said: "I told him I'd swap him my shoes for his princely title but when I asked him if he was ready to give up being a prince he thought about it and said: 'Not right now.'"

The Prince was in his element chatting to young people and playing with children. He had fun blowing bubbles with youngsters who were entertained by clowns and stilt-walkers and gave hugs to children with learning disabilities.

Harry was guest of honour at the colourful event on the balloon-festooned, manicured lawns of 18th century Government House, official residence of the Queen's representative, the Governor General.

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The event was designed to showcase the work of 12 charities that all come under the umbrella of the Halo Foundation, set up in 2014 by Antigua and Barbuda's Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams and his wife Lady Sandra Williams to help the less fortunate on the two islands. The couple are patrons of 26 charities.

Each charity adopted a different colour for the afternoon of fun and activity, while bands including the Antigua Girls' High School Steel Orchestra and the National Youth Choir provided a musical accompaniment.

Sir Rodney, a former doctor, said:"Antigua and Barbuda is truly a Caribbean paradise in every sense of the word: near perfect weather conditions, pristine beaches, and a captivating culture.

"Nonetheless, in our small corner and indeed throughout the world, there are some who are much less fortunate - with poorer health, almost no discretionary income, or no protection and comfort within their home environment.

"It is therefore extremely important that we do everything possible to address these expressed charitable needs.

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