The Cayman Islands are set for a royal profile boost next month with a visit by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

The official trip takes place on March 27-28 following weeks of planning and follows the royal couple travelling to Cuba.

When in the Cayman Islands, the couple will include the official opening of an extended and revamped terminal at Owen Roberts international airport, visits to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, events at the Botanic Gardens and Pedro St James and the opening of a hospice.

British Airways serves the islands four times a week from Heathrow and is adding a Saturday service from April.

Caymans’ governor Martyn Roper said: “This will be the most important visit since her majesty the Queen arrived in Cayman in 1994.

“I know the real affection that Caymanians feel towards the royal family and the visit is a great chance to celebrate our links with the UK and show the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall all that these wonderful islands have to offer.”