Cllr Patrick Vernon with Baroness Howells of St David

Cllr Patrick Vernon with Baroness Howells of St David


The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall honoured the contribution of British Caribbean communities at St. James’s Palace on May 7.

More than 200 guests of Caribbean descent from the worlds of business, politics, sport, entertainment, charity and the media for the royal hosted event.

Some of the honouries included celebrity chef Levi Roots, actor Rudolph Walker OBE and Cllr Patrick Vernon OBE. Cllr Vernon said: “It was great to be invited to this event which had the cream of Caribbean talents in politics, health, music, the arts, religious and public life. As we approach the 65th anniversary of the Windrush it’s important to acknowledge how the Caribbean community have contributed to the development of Britain.”

This year also marks the 65th anniversary of the docking of the SS Windrush in Tilbury in 1948, which brought West Indian workers to help rejuvenate post-war Britain.

Watch a snippet of the event:



Video copyright: Clarence House

(Original story adapted from The Voice Online)

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