Prince Harry makes friends with blind 'student of the year' at Bahamas youth rallyYoung prince kept his cool despite losing his speech when his notes blew awayEarned cheers when he told assembled crowd they looked 'damn smart'
Prince Harry appears to be enjoying his Caribbean tour – and is even making friends along the way.
Looking happy and relaxed, the young Royal chatted with primary school student of the year Anna Albury, a 12-year-old blind girl.
As she held her white stick, the prince joked with the youngster before she gave a rally rousing speech telling students that they would face obstacles in their lives but should strive to overcome them.
Relaxed: The prince was entirely at ease at the event, where he chatted to blind Anna Albury 12, in the National Athletics Stadium in Nassau
Royal address: Prince Harry was set to make a speech at the attend a youth rally in The Bahamas but almost came a cropper when his notes were blown out of his hands
The Prince also managed to solve the perennially difficult problem of what to wear on a 'casual' royal engagement.
27-year-old royal sported a cool linen suit he had bought especially
for his first foreign royal tour at a youth rally in the Bahamas.
He completed the relaxed look with an open-necked shirt, desert boots and sunglasses.
Keeping cool: Prince Harry chose a cream linen suit for the occasion
More than 11,000 children roared their approval as the popular prince entered and watched a march-past of young representatives.
He was accompanied by the Ministers of Education and of Youth Sport and Culture as he took the salute.
It is the prince's last day in The Bahamas before he flies to Jamaica for the next leg of his trip to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Well-received: A casual Prince Harry was cheered by crowds as he arrived on Harbour Island in The Bahamas yesterday
The Prince suffered a slight mishap at the rally when, shortly before he was due to address the 11,000 strong stadium, his speech was blown away by a gust of wind.
Aides and protection officers scrabbled to retrieve it and hurriedly put it back in order in time for Harry to get to his feet.
The prince eventually told the assembled crowd that he brought the Queen's good wishes and the message that they were 'doing their country proud'.
He added with typical openness that the students looked 'damn smart', which brought screams of approval.
Smart: The Prince in uniform earlier in the week as he arrived at Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau
He also blushed endearingly and looked at his feet as two students referred to him in their welcome address as the 'young and charming Prince Harry' but was reluctant to take part in a stadium-wide Mexican wave.
He said: 'I know Her Majesty would wish me to extend her personal encouragement to you all in your endeavours, whether they be in education, civic and community activities, or in the sporting arena.'
'In being here, taking part in the national youth rally, each and every one of you is promoting admirable morale, social and patriotic values.'
Harry was clearly impressed with what he saw, telling them: 'Basically you're doing your country proud and damn you look smart. The Queen would be delighted by this and, on her behalf, I congratulate you all.'