Bermuda Regiment salutes royal birth
Shots rang out at Albouy’s Point last night as the island celebrated the latest addition to the Royal Family.
The Royal Bermuda Regiment fired a gun salute at 6pm, followed by a rifle volley, in honour of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, a son who is fifth in line to the throne.
John Rankin, the Governor, said it was a pleasure to announce the birth at the Peppercorn Ceremony yesterday, and noted the warm reception the Royal Family have received in past visits.
He said: “I hope that we will have more such visits in the future, and indeed that this son, who was born yesterday, may himself visit Bermuda on a future occasion.”
After the salute, the Governor led the crowd in three cheers for the newborn Prince.
The Royal Bermuda Regiment similarly marked the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in recent years.
A few dozen members of the public came out to watch the brief ceremony.
Andrew Daniels said he was happy to see the island recognise the royal birth.
He said: “It’s nice that Bermuda comes out and does these things.
“Obviously, we’re quite distant from the UK, but it’s good to recognise and celebrate the connection we do have.”
Mya Bridgewater said she had come to catch the ferry into Dockyard, but decided to watch the ceremony.
She said: “I guess I’ll have to catch the next one.
“I like a little pomp and circumstance. These things don’t happen every day.”
Kylie Evans joked: “Its something fun, even if it means I’m now another step away from becoming Queen.”
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