In 1519, a map produced by the Genoese mapmaker Visconte Maggiolo showed and named Barbados in its correct position.
Their first meet was at a Toast to the Nation event on Nov. Rihanna wore a blue dress and sported long yellow-painted nails - the colors of the island's flag.
Later, Harry and Rihanna sat next to each other at a Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground on day 10 of an official visit to the Caribbean on Nov. He wore burgundy slacks and a navy shirt, she was in a voluminous, one-shouldered pleated gown. Though his new girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, is not on the tour, she is still a topic for many, especially after Prince William back home issued a statement supporting Harry's unprecedented move earlier this month in which he confirmed Markle is his girlfriend and urged the media and online trolls to stop stalking and abusing her.
While on his royal tour of the Caribbean, Prince Harry got a chance to meet Rihanna in a not so hopeless place.
The royal and the singer were both in Barbados for the celebration of 50 years of independence. Prince Harry meets @rihanna at today's Toast to the Nation marking 50 years of Independence for Barbados 🇧🇧 #50Barbados#Royal Visit Barbadospic.twitter.com/ejmt1r2IDl— Kensington Palace (@Kensington Royal) November 30, 2016We would have loved to be a fly on the wall for their conversation.
Just like we would have loved to have been there when Will and Kate met Bey and Jay.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to hear what they talked about.As a wealthy sugar colony, it became an English centre of the African slave trade until that trade was outlawed in 1807, with final emancipation of slaves in Barbados occurring over a period of years from 1833.In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British monarch (presently Queen Elizabeth II) as hereditary head of state. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination.An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625; its men took possession of it in the name of King James I.In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.The prince wrapped up another successful tour of the Caribbean and returned home on Dec. Star power in Bridgetown, Barbados, with island-born Rihanna and visiting Prince Harry.