The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) tonight accorded His Royal Highness (HRH) the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles a full ceremonial guard of honour to welcome him when the chartered aircraft carrying HRH touched down at the Honiara International Airport just before 9pm local time(23 November 2019).
The sound of Solomon Islands’ traditional pan pipers and wooden drums filled the air at the International Airport as Prince Charles stepped onto the tarmac.
This is Prince Charles’ first ever visit to the Solomon Islands
HRH was introduced to the Governor General, Sir David Vunagi and the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and presented with a traditional shell money.
Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varley then invited Prince Charles to the podium to take the royal salute as a male and female platoon of the RSIPF as well as the Police Brass Band stood to attention.
Parade Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Simpson Pogeava invited Prince Charles to inspect the parade and escorted HRH through the two platoons of officers who stood at attention in full ceremonial uniforms.
HRH then met other dignitaries before being escorted into the city by RSIPF’s Traffic officers.
The RSIPF is mounting a 24-hour security operation during HRH’s visit until Monday 25 November 2019.
Members of the public are urged to cooperate with the police as Prince Charles will be escorted to various venues during his two-day visit to Honiara.
Photos from the arrival of Prince Charles at the Honiara International Airport