Belize plans special events for Simone Biles’ arrival

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Simone Biles will be treated like royalty in Belize this week.

Biles, who holds dual citizenship through her grandmother Nellie, who grew up in Belize, will be the highlight of a motorcade in Belize City on Thursday. The route is here, according to Belize newspaper Amandala.

That will follow a press conference and precede a dinner hosted by Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the Belize Tourism Board confirmed Wednesday.

Biles has called Belize her “second home,” as the family has visited the nation regularly during her young life.

“Simone said, when she gets married, it’s going to be in Belize,” Nellie Biles said in August, according to The New York Times.

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*Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Belize as an island.