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Prince Harry Sails Off After Day Reliving Memories of his Mother

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Prince Harry took a sunset sail to St. Kitts in the Caribbean as he spent a night in a cabin on the Royal Navy ship that is his home from home on his royal tour.

Harry left for St. Kitts and Nevis after a day in Barbuda, where he relived memories of a visit there with his late mother Princess Diana a few months before she died.

The prince and brother Prince William vacationed on Barbuda in April 1997 – but this time he had no time to revisit the same holiday spots, like the K Club and the renamed Princess Diana beach.

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The Prime Minister Gaston Browne (who earlier had invited Harry to ‘honeymoon’ at his island.) told reporters, “Diana was just a beautiful soul and it is so sad she was taken so young. Prince Harry said to be that he remembers going there with his mother as a little boy, It was one of her favorite spots.”

Instead of heading to the areas he had visited with his mother, Harry focused on environmental issues, seeing one of the world’s largest colonies of frigate birds, that live in the country’s mangroves, and later unveiling a plaque and planting a tree highlighting the Queen’s Canopy. That is a project to create a network of forest conservation initiatives throughout the 52 nations of the Commonwealth.

During much of his Caribbean tour, Harry is traveling, and sleeping, on the Royal Fleet Auxilliary Wave Knight  tanker ship. The vessel, which has been in action against Caribbean narcotic traffickers. Harry will likely be in a comfortable cabin with a small double bed and a desk.

St. Kitts and Nevis, which he visits today, brings its own memories for Harry too. When he was a young boy he visited the latter with mom Diana and William and had some mischievous fun plotting to race giant cane toads near a swimming pool.