Kate Middleton and husband Prince William have arrived in Jamaica for the latest leg of their Caribbean tour with the duchess paying tribute to the country’s flag in a gorgeous yellow dress
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the color of the Jamaican flag as she arrived on the island for the latest leg of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.
Kate stepped off the plane at the airport in Kingston wearing a gorgeous vibrant yellow dress by Roksanda.
But as she stood with dignitaries during the royal couple’s official welcome to the country, Kate could be seen battling with the wind to stop her skirt from blowing around.
And at one point she could even be seen laughing with those welcoming her as she fought against the windy conditions.
Kate also paired her dress with Aquazzura heels alongside a white leather clutch bag by Ferragamo and another set of earrings by Sezane.
After leaving the airport, they then headed on to a meeting with Jamaica’s governor general.
Earlier today, as the couple left Belize, Kate wore another outfit – chic white trousers, a vintage YSL jacket she bought while at university and a small white Mulberry handbag.
However, as Kate and William arrived in Jamaica, there were impassioned calls for them to apologize for the monarchy’s role in slavery.
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Campaigners and leading politicians on the Caribbean island said William and Kate’s visit was “ill-timed and ill-conceived”.
The island nation is odds on to be the next British realm to dump the Queen as head of state, following on from Barbados which last year officially became a republic.
Organizers called William and Kate’s visit on behalf of the Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee a “deep embarrassment”.
Co-organiser Nora Blake told The Mirror: “We may have been supportive of her before but we are not supportive of the monarchy because we can make a direct link between the monarchy and the system of slavery, colonialism, total and absolute exploitation in the shackles of slavery – and we know that those responsible were compensated and not one of our ancestors has ever received any consideration.”
Ms Blake added: “If I was to sit with Prince William I would ask him face to face to apologize to the people of Jamaica so we can begin to move forward for the future.”
A source close to the duke and duchess said the couple were “aware of protests” but added “calls for a republic are matter for people and government of Jamaica”.
William is expected for the first time to acknowledge the issue of slavery in a speech at a banquet in Kingston tomorrow.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.