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British Monarch receives royal treatment at the Panama Canal

British Monarch receives royal treatment at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) welcomed British royalty yesterday, with the visit of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York who also serves as the United Kingdom’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

During his first Panama Canal visit, ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta greeted the Prince and briefed him on the latest developments at the waterway, including the historic expansion project, which continues to progress on time and on budget.

Prince Andrew recognized the ACP’s visionary leadership and commitment to service.

“The Panama Canal is indeed one of the greatest engineering marvels and a gateway to world trade,” said Prince Andrew. “I am highly impressed by the work of the Panama Canal Authority and their management of the Expansion Program. We look forward to the opportunities that will abound across markets upon its completion in 2014.”

As part of the VIP tour, His Royal Highness also visited the Canal’s Miraflores Locks and control tower.