The Duke of Gloucester is to arrive in the territory on Monday, beginning a five-day visit that includes public appearances, school visits and meetings with government officials.

Prince Richard of Gloucester, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, is the 20th royal in the line of succession to the British throne.

According to a schedule of events disseminated through Government Information Services, the duke will arrive at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Monday afternoon.

He is to be greeted by a police honour guard at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by an 11:40 a.m. visit to the BVI Watersports Centre, where he will christen a boat. At 3 p.m. the same day, he is to tour Main Street.

On Thursday the duke will visit the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds at 9 a.m. to present VI athletes with medals before starting a tour of Cane Garden Bay at 10 a.m.

On Friday he is scheduled to officially open the eighth annual Caribbean Arts and Crafts Festival in Trellis Bay, according to the schedule.

The territory’s last royal visit came in 2005 when Princess Anne, the princess royal, visited.