Due to protests, Duchess Kate and Prince William had to postpone an appointment. They completed this on the second day of their Caribbean trip. The couple appeared relaxed and in good spirits.
On Sunday, the second day of their week-long royal trip, Prince William and Duchess Kate visited a chocolate factory in the Central American country of Belize and attended a festival. In a casual summer look, the 40-year-old Duchess demonstrated her dancing skills in the latter. No sign of tension.
After the so-called “Che’il Mayan Chocolate Tour,” Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson and his wife visited the village of Hopkins, a traditional Garifuna community. The Garifuna are descendants of Africans and native Kalinagos who migrated to the region’s islands and coasts to escape slavery. As the British newspaper “Daily Mail” reports, a gunjei rhythm was struck there, to which Kate danced with a group of women.
You can see Kate’s look from the second day of the Caribbean trip – fitting in the national colors of Belize – in our slideshow – Right this way.
On their journey through the former British colonies in Central America, after the first protests, the couple will probably have to prepare for further protests against the monarchy before arriving in Belize. In Jamaica, an alliance of politics, business, entertainment and medicine is demanding compensation for slavery and an apology from the royal family and announced a demonstration this Tuesday when the two travel to the Caribbean island.
William and Kate are traveling on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her 70th anniversary this year. “We see no reason to celebrate the 70th anniversary of your grandmother’s accession to the British throne because under her leadership and that of her predecessors the greatest human rights tragedy in human history continued,” the British newspaper The Independent quoted on Monday from the letter of protest. Jamaica played a key role as a hub for the slave trade of British entrepreneurs, and numerous descendants of forced laborers live on the island today. The country will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its independence in 2022.