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Comment 19 JANUARY 2012

Tropical paradise and samba for Harry as Jubilee tour dates confirmed

19 JANUARY 2012

Clarence house has announced that Prince Harry will visit Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica on behalf of the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

His island visits will take place from March 2 to 8.

The third-in-line to the throne will then visit Brazil in support of the UK Government and his charities from March 9 to 11.

 

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He is expected to stay on in the South American country for a further three days privately.

The announcement comes as Harry remains adamant that 2012 will also see him realise his long-held ambition to climb Mount Everest.

Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on whether it would be possible to fit the climb into his schedule.

 

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But the Daily Telegraph reports that Mollie Hughes, the 21-year-old mountaineer who plans to become the youngest British woman to climb Everest when she makes her own ascent in May, has been told that the Prince will be going up with her.

“He won’t be doing the full climb as it will take a long time and it requires rigorous training so I think he’ll be joining at a base camp,” she told the newspaper.

The expedition is being organised by the Walking With the Wounded group, which arranged Harry's trip to the North Pole in April last year.

It's thought that the action man Prince may make the climb between March and May if he can fit in time around his first solo official tour.

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