Antigua PM gives Prince Harry honeymoon invite

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda invites his royal visitor, Prince Harry, to spend his honeymoon on the Caribbean island nation - which was met by a stony-faced prince.

ANTIGUA (REUTERS) - The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda invited his royal visitor, Prince Harry, to spend his honeymoon on the Caribbean island nation. 

Harry kicked off his seven-nation tour in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday (November 20).

The country's prime minister Gaston Browne extended the invitation at a reception hosted in the prince's honour on Monday (Nov 21) evening.

A stony-faced Harry, who is dating American actress Meghan Markle, stared down at the ground while Browne promoted his country as an ideal honeymoon destination for the 32-year old royal.

"There will be no other place in the Caribbean for sure that is better to spend your upcoming honeymoon, whenever that day arrives," Browne said, eliciting a few chuckles in the room.

Earlier, Browne alluded to Harry's relationship with Markle saying he had heard of a "new addition to the Royal Family very soon", various media reported.

Earlier this month, Harry issued a rare statement criticizing the media for intruding into the private life of his American girlfriend, saying the press had subjected her to "a wave of abuse and harassment".

British newspapers have been running daily stories about Meghan Markle since it emerged at the end of October that the 35-year-old actress had been "secretly" dating the prince, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, for several months.

Harry and his elder brother Prince William, the second in line to the throne, have had a strained relationship with the press ever since their mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi on motorbikes.