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Prince William: Controversial Caribbean tour modified into ‘various to repeat’

March 27, 2022 | 12: 09pm

Prince William acknowledged his controversial tour of the Caribbean modified into an “various to repeat” and that he’s dedicated to supporting Commonwealth international locations in “no matter approach they maintain most effective.”

The Duke of Cambridge launched the extraordinary assertion Saturday at the shut of his eight-day tour with wife Kate to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas that modified into marred by protests over Britain’s colonial past within the region.

“I do know that this tour has brought into even sharper level of curiosity questions about the past and the future,” William acknowledged. “In Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, that future is for the folks to attain to a resolution upon.”

In the assertion, the prince acknowledged that international excursions are an “various to repeat.”

“You learn so mighty,” he acknowledged. “What is on the minds of prime ministers. The hopes and ambitions of faculty children. The day-to-day challenges faced by households and communities.”

He acknowledged that he and his wife “totally loved spending time with communities in all three international locations, determining extra about the points that matter most to them.”

“For us that’s not telling folks what to attain. It’s miles set serving and supporting them in no matter approach they maintain most effective, by the utilization of the platform we are lucky to have,” he acknowledged.

He added that he modified into not pondering who may maybe maybe be head of the Commonwealth of Countries, a community of 54 international locations led by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

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Prince William acknowledged that he and his wife “totally loved spending time with communities in all three international locations.
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Britain's Prince William shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit to a Fish Fry on March 26, 2022.
Britain’s Prince William shakes hands with a member of the overall public at some stage in a check with to a Fish Fry on March 26, 2022.
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“Who the Commonwealth chooses to handbook its family one day isn’t what’s on my mind,” he acknowledged. “What issues to us is the doable the Commonwealth family has to carry out a nearer future for the folks that bear it, and our dedication to abet and toughen as most effective as we are in a position to.”

Protesters within the international locations slammed the Duke and Duchess’ check with as the “colonial tour” and demanded that the royal family make an apology for its position within the slave commerce.

Jamaican High Minister Andrew Holness urged Prince William that his country modified into “intriguing on” in remarks that suggested the island nation would note within the footsteps of Barbados, which grew to alter into a republic ultimate year and removed the Queen as its head of stutter.

In the intervening time, the lunge additionally faced criticism over photo-ops that called benefit to colonial times, corresponding to the royals shaking hands with Jamaican children thru wire fences and the couple standing on an birth-high car to note a navy parade that recreated an image of Queen Elizabeth doing the identical thing within the 1950s.