On Friday, 2 March their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex visited MVO. The Royal couple spent the day in Montserrat as part of their Caribbean tour for this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Shortly after their arrival, MVO staff greeted the Royal couple on the Viewing Deck. After a few minutes of chatting with the staff, Prince and Princess Edward and Sophie viewed a video highlighting the history of the current eruption and received a signed copy of “Island of Fire,” MVO and UWI Seismic Research Centre’s photobook. The Royal couple then toured the Operations Room, where they learned about volcanic phenomena and MVO’s monitoring network, observed the volcano through binoculars, and asked lots of questions. The Royals’ visit to MVO concluded with a helicopter ride, where Prince Edward, along with MVO Director Paul Cole, viewed the remains of Plymouth from the air. MVO is pleased to have been a part of the Royal visit and at the interest shown by the Royal couple in Montserrat’s volcanic history and MVO’s ongoing monitoring efforts.