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Prince Harry looked the part as he modelled the traditional headdress made from macaw feathers AFP/Getty

Prince Harry might well be fifth-in-line to the throne, but he had his moment as he was "crowned" in Guyana.

The 32-year-old, who is on a royal tour of the Caribbean, was welcomed to the village of Surama and presented with a traditional headdress by locals from the remote rainforest community.

On the penultimate day of his tour, the Prince was exploring part of the rainforest-covered interior of the former British colony that earlier this year celebrated 50 years of independence.

Greeted by children enthusiastically waving their Union flags, the young royal made his way to the village totem pole to meet the Amerindians who have been running an eco-tourism venture for visitors.

Abigail Buckley-Allicock, 31, placed the decorative crown made of macaw feathers on Prince Harry's head.

It was case of history repeating itself as in 2000, his father the Prince of Wales, was also fitted with the headdress during an earlier royal visit.

Still sporting the headdress, Harry watched a group of men and women wearing elaborate costumes perform a cultural dance around the ornately carved totem pole, which it turned out was a "love dance."

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Prince Harry is presented with a headdress by dancers in Sumara Village in the Guyana Hinterland on day 13 of an official visit to the Caribbean in Sumara, Guyana AFP/Getty

While the party Prince was invited to join in the dance, which is traditionally designed to facilitate matchmaking among the young locals in the community, he politely declined.

The world's most eligible bachelor, the Prince apparently no longer has any need for such matrimonial services, having found love with US actor Meghan Markle. Instead he sat on a bench clapping along as the dancers twirled around him.

In a more formal part of the proceedings, the Prince was taken to the open-air community hall where he was welcomed by elders.

Expressing his gratitude for his warm welcome he praised the local people for the important work they do as a community to protect the rainforest.

"'My father told me what an amazing time he had here, when he was far younger and had far more hair," he quipped. "The positive thing you are doing here, it's incredible, your leadership is so important to ensure the protection of this place."

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Prince Harry's visit to The Caribbean marks the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana AFP/Getty

Later Harry will fly to the Iwokrama International Centre, of which the Prince of Wales, has been patron since 2000 to learn about the work being carried out to preserve the Iwokrama rainforest.

The Prince will also meet village elders at Fairview Village before visiting the local school.

The final stop of the day will be a visit to the world famous Kaieteur Falls - one of the single largest freefall waterfalls in the world - which has a drop of 250 metres, five times as high as Niagara Falls, Mail Online reports.

Earlier, Prince Harry had a fanboy moment of his own as he was introduced to Barbadian pop star Rihanna. He previously visited Barbados in January 2010, when he famously danced the calypso on stage during a charity concert

The 15-day tour coincides with Barbados' 50th year of independence as well as the 50th anniversary of independence for Guyana and the 35th anniversary of independence for Antigua and Barbuda.