In pictures: Prince Charles hails `resilience´ of Hurricane-battered Dominican People

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The Prince of Wales receives a guard of honour on arriving on the island of Dominica, met by Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

(DailyMail)The Prince of Wales has praised the “resilience” of the people of Dominica as he saw for himself the damage wreaked to the Caribbean island by Hurricane Maria.

The Prince of Wales meeting residents in the village of Pichelin in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Charles stood among the ruins of Pichelin village, which was battered by torrential flooding and high winds in September, and sympathized with the residents who have remained.

The Prince of Wales, with International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, watching dancers before meeting residents in the village of Pichelin in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

With a mangled car behind him, the heir to the throne chatted to locals stood in front of the village general store whose front was swept away by the deluge that brought whole trees, huge boulders and other debris down from hill tops.

The Prince of Wales with local residents next to Bellevue Chopin Farm in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Marilyn Leatham, 53, from a neighbouring village, said: “The Prince told me ‘you’re resilient people – hold on’. It means the world to us to have him here and it means the world is thinking of us.

“And the Prince makes us feel proud as people – we will bounce back.”

The Prince of Wales with locals as he views Bellevue Chopin Farm in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Charles, with International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, walked through the village shaking the hands of locals and stopping to chat briefly and even watched a dance performance by local school children.

The Prince of Wales with local farmers as he views Bellevue Chopin Farm in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Khalin Thomas, 26, whose grandmother’s general store was washed away, said: “We managed to survive the hurricane somehow, the village is between two rivers – but luckily we’re still here. “The car next to my grandmother’s store was across the street and the water just picked it up and tossed across the street.”

The Prince of Wales receives a guard of honour on arriving on the island of Dominica, met by Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Dominica’s prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit joined the prince for the visit.

The Prince of Wales views Bellevue Chopin Farm in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Speaking last week at Cop 23, the UN’s climate change talks, he said about the natural disaster: ”When dawn broke, the scenes of utter devastation across this once lush green island were heartbreaking.”

The Prince of Wales with local farmers as he views Bellevue Chopin Farm in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

He told delegates at the global summit in Bonn, Germany: ”In some areas where houses once stood there lay mounds of dirt and debris, others had their roofs blown off, landslides scarred the landscape, trees were uprooted or laid bare and flood waters raged.

“All utilities were non-functional.”

The Prince of Wales watching dancers in the village of Pichelin in the Dominican Republic, as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

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