His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is to officially open the Pacific Games in Port Moresby in July, Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, announced today.


Mr. O’Neill said he was delighted Prince Andrew had accepted his invitation to visit Papua New Guinea and officially open the Games.

“When Papua New Guinea last hosted the Games, in 1991, Prince Andrew officially opened what was then known as the South Pacific Games.”

“It is a measure of the standing the Games enjoys that His Royal Highness has agreed to officially open the event in a few weeks time,” he said.

Mr. O’Neill said he was certain competitors from across the Pacific, as well as the people of Papua New Guinea, will accord His Royal Highness a warm welcome.

Source: Prime Minister Media Unit