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Royal Outing in MoBay..Usain Bolt was the first person Prince Harry called when he arrived in the island last Wednesday

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 4:32 PM
Prince Harry
Meghan Markle arriving at the church with other guests.
The bride being escorted into the church.
The bride Laura Hughes-Young.
Members of the Herbert Morrison Choir.
The invitation
Hopewell Baptist Church


The first person Prince Harry called when he arrived in Jamaica Wednesday, was the world's fastest man — Usain Bolt.

It is unclear if the two connected after Harry checked out of the exclusive Round Hill Hotel and Villas on Sunday morning, and was escorted into Kingston by the British High Commission.

One thing is for sure, the prince had a whale of a time celebrating with girlfriend, Meghan Markle at the Montego Bay resort, while attending the wedding of his best friend, Tom ‘Skipp’ Inskip’s wedding to Laura Hughes-Young.

Markle, one of the stars of USA Network’s ‘Suits’, seems to have been accepted by the prince's inner circle. She arrived with them at the wedding, some 15 minutes after her beau. 

The prince was forced to travel in the bridal party bus, however, the two sat next to each other in the church celebrating not just their obvious love for each other, but the bond between the couple tying the knot.

When the two exited the church, they walked together, cognisant of the fact that paparazzi nearby were anxious to capture that perfect picture that would be carried worldwide. It was obvious these two did not want to be the centre of attention at their friends' wedding, but they were the hot topic and had international journalists stalking not just the staff at Round Hill, but security personnel as well.

Herbert Morrison performs

The bride handpicked the choir that performed at her wedding. She travelled to Montego Bay’s Herbert Morrison Technical in search of voices that would carry off her wedding. They did not disappoint. The award-winning choir sang their hearts out, performing Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’, Desmond Decker’s ‘Israelites’ and the Sister-Act version of ‘Oh Happy Days’.

Directed by Carl Matthews, the school choir made Jamaicans outside the walls of the Hopewell Baptist Church looking in, extremely proud.

Approximately 220 persons attended the ceremony in the church that has the capacity to accommodate 250. Reverend Conrad Thomas officiated.

The Gleaner understands that the dinner reception which followed at the Round Hill was spectacular.