Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

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Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bid an official farewell to Belize on
Tuesday, following 
a whirlwind four-day stay
in the country
. William and
Kate were pictured arriving at Philip S. W Goldson International Airport, where
they said goodbye to their hosts and waved for the cameras before embarking on
their plane.

The Duchess once again showed off her sartorial prowess in a red YSL
jacket and flared white trousers.

The second leg of their tour will see William and Kate travel to Jamaica
for two nights. Activities will include engaging with the Jamaican Defence
Force and celebrating the seminal legacy of Bob Marley and other
ground-breaking Jamaican musicians, alongside some of tomorrow’s stars.

Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

A view of the RAF Voyager Plane that transported the royals from Belize
to Jamaica.

Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

William and Kate arrived at the Belize City airport on Tuesday morning,
officially putting a wrap on the first leg of their Caribbean royal tour.

The Duchess, 40, looked gorgeous in her red and white outfit, accessorizing
with 
a small white Mulberry
handbag
.

The couple were waved off by a group of dignitaries after being
given a red-carpet farewell with a guard of honour present.

Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

Their short stay in Belize saw many highlights for the Cambridges,
including dancing at a Garifuna festival, visiting the impressive Mayan
archaeological site that is Caracol, and 
attending a special
reception on the last night
 of
their visit.

It was at that reception that William made reference to his grandmother
the Queen, who is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to convey the very warmest
wishes from my grandmother, The Queen of Belize, on the occasion of her
Platinum Jubilee,” he said. “She always speaks so fondly of her
visits to Belize, which of course included a memorable stop here at Cahal Pech
in 1994. And she may have mentioned something about a gibnut.”

The Duke also spoke fondly of his wife, saying: “Catherine and I
have been deeply touched by the warm welcome Belizeans have given us. We only
wish we could have stayed longer.”

Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

They were greeted on the tarmac at Norman Manley International Airport
by a line-up of dignitaries including former Miss World Lisa Hanna from the
People’s Nation Party, representing leader of the Opposition Mark Golding,
Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and Chief of the defence staff Rear Admiral
Antonette Wemess Gorman.

Photos: Prince William and Kate Arrive In Jamaica For Royal Tour Amid Protests

William and Kate were then whisked away to an official meeting with Sir
Patrick Linton Allen, Governor General, and his wife Lady Denise Allen at
King’s House.

Ahead of their arrival, up to 100 protestors had gathered at the
residence following an open letter to the royal couple signed by a coalition of
Jamaican politicians, business leaders, doctors and musicians.

They wrote: “We note with great concern your visit to our country
Jamaica, during a period when we are still in the throes of a global pandemic
and bracing for the full impact of another global crisis associated with the
Russian/Ukraine war.

“We see no reason to celebrate 70 years of the ascension of your
grandmother to the British throne because her leadership, and that of her
predecessors, has perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in the history
of humankind.”

The view has been backed by opposition leader Mark Golding, who has said
he intends to raise the issue of a public apology with the royal couple when
they meet.

Earlier it was reported by The Independent that Jamaica has
already begun the process of removing The Queen as head of state with the
appointment of a senior government figure to see the nation through its
transition to a republic.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness committed to making Jamaica a republic
during his election campaign, but a referendum is required to make the change.
But there remains some opposition to the move from some in the Caribbean
nation, which the Queen has visited six times during her 70-year reign.

 

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