Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Black Princess *


Princess we are happy

You came our way

But unfortunately

You could not stay.

 

This is a welcome

That has no end

Please pay us a visit

Now and then.

—The Mighty Sparrow

 

IN 1955 Princess Margaret came to Trinidad to visit. Most of Her Majesty's subjects felt elated.

I attended Tacarigua AC School at the time. All of my fellow students lined the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway with our flags (the Union Jack) to pay tribute to our princess. Two days later we headed down to the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, to give her a royal welcome.

 

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