Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall just made royal history!
The couple touched down for the latest stop of their 12-day Caribbean tour on Sunday in Cuba, marking the first time that members of the British royal family have made an official visit to the country. (Queen Elizabeth has never made a state visit to Cuba, which came under Communist rule in 1959 by Fidel Castro.)
Charles, 70, and Camilla, 71, will explore the cultural and academic connections between the U.K. and Cuba, including key themes, such as the arts, youth entrepreneurship, heritage restoration and sustainable agriculture.
Following an official welcome, the royal couple started their trip with a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial of Cuba’s national hero, essayist and poet José Martí.Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
On Monday, they will take a guided tour of Old Havana with the city’s official Historian Eusebio Leal, visit a community center in Havana and meet some young Cuban entrepreneurs before attending an official dinner hosted by President Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Charles and Camilla will explore Havana for a second day on Tuesday, meeting owners of classic British cars and paying a visit to a Cuban music recording studio. The couple will also visit one of the country’s leading dance studios, and the Prince of Wales will travel out of Havana to learn more about renewable energy and organic farming in Cuba. The duo will later attend a reception hosted by the British Ambassador.
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Charles and Camilla will depart Cuba on Wednesday after visiting the country’s south coast to learn more about local flora and fauna. Prince Charles will also attend a roundtable discussion on environmental conservation, a subject close to his heart, while Camilla will visit an equestrian center helping students from primary school level through to the country’s National team. She will also attend a roundtable to discuss the work being done to help those affected by domestic violence before headi