Kate Middleton and husband Prince William have arrived in Jamaica for the final leg of their Caribbean tour, with the Duchess paying tribute to the country’s flag in a gorgeous yellow dress
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The Duchess of Cambridge wore the color of the Jamaican flag as she arrived on the island for the final leg of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.
Kate stepped off the plane at Kingston Airport in a beautiful bright yellow Roksanda dress.
But as she stood with dignitaries during the royal couple’s official welcome to the country, Kate could be seen fighting the wind to keep her skirt from blowing around.
And at one point she could even be seen laughing with those who welcomed her as she battled the windy conditions.
Kate also paired her dress with Aquazzura heels, a white leather clutch bag from Ferragamo and another pair of earrings from Sezane.
After exiting the airport, they made their way to a meeting with Jamaica’s governor general.
When the couple left Belize earlier this morning, Kate was wearing a different outfit – smart white pants, a vintage YSL jacket she bought while in college and a small white Mulberry handbag.
However, when Kate and William arrived in Jamaica, they were passionately urged to apologize for the monarchy’s role in slavery.
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Activists and leaders on the Caribbean island said William and Kate’s visit was “untimely and ill-conceived”.
The island nation is likely to be the next British empire to oust the Queen as head of state after Barbados officially became a republic last year.
Organizers described William and Kate’s visit on behalf of the Queen to celebrate their platinum anniversary as “deeply embarrassing”.
Co-organiser Nora Blake told The Mirror: “We may have supported them before, but we don’t support the monarchy because we can make a direct link between the monarchy and the system of slavery, colonialism, total and absolute exploitation, the shackles of the slavery – and we know those responsible have been compensated and none of our ancestors ever received anything in return.”
Ms Blake added: “If I were to sit down with Prince William, I would ask him face to face to apologize to the people of Jamaica so we can start moving forward for the future.”
A source close to the Duke and Duchess said the couple were “aware of the protests” but added “the call for a republic is a matter for the people and the government of Jamaica.”
William is expected to make his first speech acknowledging the issue of slavery at a banquet in Kingston tomorrow.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-wows-yellow-dress-26533116 Kate Middleton wows in a yellow dress as she battles windy conditions on arrival in Jamaica