Havana, Cuba.- The members of the British Royal family, Prince Charles of Wales and the Duchess Camila of Cornualles will start their second day of the visit by touring the historic center of Havana, which this year arrives at its 500th anniversary of its foundation.
The tour will start at the Palace of the Captain Generals in the historic center, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
In the evening, the Royal couple will attend a dinner offered by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and a ballet gala at the Grand Theater Alicia Alonso. They will also dialogue with businesspeople of the private sector and members of a club of classic British cars.
According to the program released to the press, the Prince and the Duchess will visit community and art centers and take interest in Cuban projects related to urban agriculture, combat of domestic violence, preservation of the environment and the restoration of heritage buildings and a visit to the Mariel Special Development Zone where they will take part of the ceremony to start construction of a photoelectric park with British support.
The visit started Sunday by laying a wreath before the monument of Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti.
London and Havana consider the visit of the members of the Royal Family as an opportunity to tighten bilateral links, although Prince Charles and his wife are not on an official visit.
Although the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom and his wife are not on a government visit, their presence is considered by both countries an occasion to tighten bilateral links, boosted by the presence here in 2016 of the then Secretary of State for Foreign Relations, Philip Hammond (present minister of the Exchequer) and the recent transit visit to the European country of Cuban president Diaz-Canel.