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Bahamas: Govt. to share costs of royal visit with monarch fund, UK Foreign office


by  Ava Turnquest (Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government will share the cost of the upcoming royal visit with the Sovereign Grant and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

The official royal visit, slated for March 24-26, will see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge represent Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as part of celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

Last week, Permanent Secretary in The Office of the Prime Minister Jack Thompson said The Bahamas would incur the cost of the visit as it is customary.

The Sovereign Grant is a UK system of funding established to pay for official royal duties.

The government released an itinerary for the visit yesterday.

There will be two public events on Friday, followed by trips to Abaco and Grand Bahama for scheduled visits on Saturday.

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