Rita Marley Greets Prince Charles In Trench Town

Heir to British throne meets Bob Marley's widow at setting of several of reggae icon's songs.

On a visit to former British colonies in the West Indies, Britain's Prince Charles on Tuesday (Feb. 29) visited Trench Town, the Kingston, Jamaica, ghetto immortalized by reggae icon Bob Marley in songs such as "Trench Town Rock" and "No Woman, No Cry," Reuters reported. The heir to the British throne was greeted by a group of Rastafarian drummers; Marley's widow and former backup singer, Rita Marley; and ex-Wailer Bunny Livingstone Wailer. Marley referred to the meeting as a royal summit of sorts, alluding to her late husband's reputation as the king of Trench Town. She presented Charles with a Rastafarian hat known as a tam, with false dreadlocks woven in. Jamaica won independence from Britain in 1962; Bob Marley, who is hailed as an important Jamaican political figure as well as a visionary musician, died of brain cancer in 1981.