Change in mood for Harry's Caribbean tour

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The deaths of six soldiers in Afghanistan have cast a shadow over Prince Harry's Caribbean tour Photo: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Events in Afghanistan have cast a shadow over Prince Harry's tour of Jamaica.

The Prince was in uniform for a visit to a military base and clearly in a more serious mood.

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Prince Harry meets fellow Sandhurst trainee cadet Lieutenant Kayon Mills during his visit to the Uppark Camp in Kingston Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

He scrapped plans to join soldiers abseilling down a rappelling tower although he still took part in a live firing exercise.

Harry has appeared to be in party mood here in the Caribbean but there will now be a change in tone.

He will still attend a beach party in the tourist resort of Montego Bay but it's unlikely the dancing we have seen in Belize and Kingston will be repeated.

Harry, now a fully qualified Apache pilot, is expected to return to Afghanistan himself in the months ahead.