Charles plays reggae bongos

Prince Charles and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, paid homage to late singer Bob Marley by playing the bongos in Jamaica yesterday (12.03.08).

The royal couple attended a special concert to celebrate the life and music of the reggae legend at the Marley mansion in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston as part of their 11-day tour of the Caribbean.

Charles and Camilla – who were invited to the event by Bob’s widow Rita – were treated to performances by local youngsters of some of the singer’s most famous tracks, including No Woman No Cry, Jamming and Buffalo Soldier, before they joined in themselves on the bongos.

After their performance, the royal couple went into the museum dedicated to Bob, which contains memorabilia including his hammock, various gold and platinum discs and other mementoes.

Through his foundation, the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, Charles has been attempting to revitalise Kingston – an area famous for its crime rates and political unrest.

Charles and Camilla have been travelling around the Caribbean island for the past eight days, in a bid to promote issues of “sustainable development, environmental protection and youth opportunity”.