ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov 30, CMC – At least nine Caribbean nationals working in the hospitality sector will have an opportunity to experience working in Buckingham Palace next year under a new initiative announced by Britain’s Prince Harry, who is now winding up a 15-day visit to the Caribbean.
Prince Harry announced nine new Royal Household Hospitality Scholarships, which will give professionals across the nine Caribbean territories he is visiting the opportunity to undergo training at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for six weeks next year, culminating in Royal Ascot week in June 2017.
“Successful applicants for the scholarships will be attached to the Master of the Household’s department in the planning and delivery of all entertaining hosted by The Queen and senior members of The Royal Family,” he said.
Each scholar, Prince Harry said, will learn new techniques and will receive a certificate of completion from the Royal Household at the end of the six week placement. They will all undertake a six week project to advance their skills in their chosen area of expertise.
Applications should be made to the Governor General’s office in each country. Successful candidates will be provided with staff accommodation in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, as well as meals and travel. Flights will be provided by their home Realm.