Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

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Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ventured into the depths of the Belize
jungle on the third day of 
their Caribbean royal tour, and their final day in the Central American
country before they head to Jamaica. William and Kate travelled to the
heartland of the Chiquibul Forest to visit Caracol, a stunning and iconic
ancient Mayan archaeological site.

The couple toured the area and had the chance to take in the incredible
Caana, or ‘Sky Palace’, which remains the tallest man-made structure in Belize.

Afterwards, they paid a visit to the British Army Training Support Unit
(BATSUB) in the jungle which delivers tropical environment training to troops
from the UK and international partners. See the best photos from day three of
their tour below…

Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

The Duchess, 40, braved the jungle heat wearing a white T-shirt tucked
into khaki trousers and her trusty white Superga plimsoles. She accessorised
with sunglasses and kept her hair loose and makeup natural.

Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

The royals were guided around the area by the country’s director of
architecture Allan Moore, who showed them an area where the Mayans used to play
ball games and answered all of the couple’s questions.

Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

The royals started the long trek to the top of the site. “People
often like to try and run up here,” Mr. Moore said. “What, they
race?” exclaimed William. “You must be very fit if you are doing this
three times a week Allan!” he added.

Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

The ‘Sky Palace’, towering 141-foot-tall, is believed to have been
erected so that the community’s high priests and rulers could be closer to the
sky.

Photos: Prince William and Duchess Kate Venture Into Belize Jungle To Meet Troops And Visit Mayan Site

William and Kate learnt about the cooperation between British service
personnel and Belize Defence Force personnel on training and witnessed some of
the survival techniques that are taught.

They also heard about the close cooperation between the British Army and
conservation organizations such as Friends for Conservation and Development
(FCD) working to protect and promote the Chiquibul Forest, which is part of the
Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

 

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