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Photo Flashback: Princess Royal visits Jamaica, March 1960

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 7:40 AM
Her Royal Highness salutes the Colour Party of the West Indian Regiment in a parade at The Polo Grounds, Up Park Camp, Tuesday, March 8, 1960. Behind her are Lieut Col R.A. Davies in charge of the parade. The area commander, Brigadier K.H. Collen and Admiral Sir Geoffrey Hawkins.
The Princess Royal being escorted to her pew by the Rev Jack Peel, rector of the Kingston Parish Church. Behind them are the Governor Sir Kenneth Blackburne, and Major Eastwood. The Princess attended a service Sunday morning at Kingston Parish Church on March 13, 1960.
The Hon G.C. Gunter, custos of St Andrew and a member of the council of St John, is presented to HRH the Princess Royal by Sir Colin McGregor, chairman of the Council, at St John Headquarters in March 1960.
Chief Justice, Sir Colin McGregor, being presented to her Royal Highness at the Victoria Pier by the Hon Norman Manley, the premier, shortly after the Princess Royal’s arrival in March 1960. At second left is the Rt Rev E.L. Evans, Suffriagan Bishop of Kingston. Lady McGregor stands next to her husband, waiting to be presented.

Her Royal Highness Princess Royal had a full schedule when she visited the island in 1960. She was well received at all her engagements, including Sunday morning service at Kingston Parish Church. She also visited the St John Headquarters.