Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, recently revealed that they will be the first royals to ever travel to Cuba, when they visit later this year on an official trip.
Camilla reportedly confirmed the news at a recent celebration of the Supreme Court, revealing that they will be visiting in the Spring – although the actual month has not been confirmed.
According to The Telegraph, the Duchess of Cornwall told the president of the Surpreme Court, Baroness Hale, that they would be visiting, and that she and her husband were “very much looking forward” to it.
Charles and his wife will be the first royals to ever visit the Caribbean country in what could be considered a groundbreaking trip.
Given that Cuba is a Communist country, it has usually been considered too politically senstive for the any members of ‘The Firm’ to go there.
In fact, according to ITV News, no British Prime Minister has ever even paid a visit there – with Barack Obama one of the only US Presidents to do so.
However, it seems that while Camilla is excited about the landmark trip, she does have her reservations too – but it’s not about the politics.
Baroness Hale revealed that the Duchess told her she was slightly nervous about the food, but that she was looking forward to seeing the architecture and hearing the music there.
She revealed, “They are going to visit the Caribbean. They are not only going to the Anglo Caribbean, they are going to Cuba as well. She is very much looking forward to going to Cuba. It will be quite an event for members of the royal family to visit Cuba.
“She said she loved the music and was interested in the architecture. And she did make a remark about she wasn’t so sure about the food.”
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit hasn’t yet been confirmed by Clarence House, but it had been rumoured for a while, after the court circular revealed that the Prince of Wales had been visited by the President of the country.
The royal couple regularly undertake visits to countries abroad, after the Queen put a stop to her overseas trips as she entered her 90s.