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Prins William og Catherine hertuginne av Cambridge i Jamaica 24 mars. Paret brukte samme Land Rover som dronning Elizabeth brukte på sitt besøk til Jamaica i 1966.

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This weekend, the British ducal couple completed a tour of the Caribbean, which the royal family could hardly have wished for.

The trip was to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne.

After Barbados ditched the role of Queen Elizabeth in November of last year, it’s reasonable to assume that the trip to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas It was meant to be a magic attack.

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Today, Queen Elizabeth is the head of state in 15 countries.

In addition to Great Britain, there is talk of former British colonies that are now independent countries, but the Queen remains at its head. Among them are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

But in Jamaica, the PR trip didn’t go according to plan at all. The protesters asked the royal family to go home.

Protesters in Jamaica demand compensation for slavery in connection with the Duke’s visit to the island.

Protesters outside the British Consulate in Jamaica demanded the duke's couple return home, demanding financial compensation for the age of slavery.

“Go home” and “say sorry” were some of the protesters’ demands.

Photo: STRINGER/Reuters

A demonstration in Kingston, Jamaica on March 22.

“Burn Buckingham” on a poster of a protester outside the British Consulate in Kingston, Jamaica. Queen Elizabeth lives in Buckingham Palace.

Claims were also made for monetary reparations for the slave trade, in which both Britain and the royal family were deeply involved. Several hundred years.

You don’t want the queen

The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, may have been more confrontational than members of the royal family had expected.

In front of the television cameras, Holness explained that Jamaica would also drop the Queen on its head and become a republic.

– The Prime Minister said that we will fulfill our ambitions and destiny to become an independent, developed and rich country.

Prince William was not particularly happy when Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness made it clear that the country would fall as head of state and become a republic.

Prince William sounded alarmed when Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the island would become a republic.

Photo: Paul/Reuters

Holness stands behind the Jamaican people. He was elected on a promise to make the island nation a republic.

Prince William used his speech during a state dinner in Jamaica to describe the era of slavery as a historical disgrace. He also expressed his regret for what happened.

But the prince did not apologize. It was noticed and criticized in many media.

Prince William is on his way to sit down after giving a speech distancing himself from the slave trade, but without apologizing.

Prince William is on his way to sit down after giving a speech that did not please Jamaica.

Photo: Ricardo McCain/AFP

Barbados chose Independence Day itself on November 30, 2021, 55 years after it dumped British colonial rule, to also get rid of the British monarchy.

Jamaica celebrates 60 years of independence on August 6 this year, and it is not impossible to use this date to establish a republic.

Sandra Mason, the new president of Queen Elizabeth and Barbados

Barbados byttet ut Storbritannias dronning Elizabeth II med sin første president Sandra Mason.

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A turbulent journey from start to finish

Already on the duke’s couple’s first stop in Belize, a trip to a cocoa farm in Indian Creek Village has been cancelled, due to local protests against the visit, according to the BBC.

Thus the couple had to prioritize safer expeditions, such as meeting with Prime Minister Johnny Briceno.

The British dukes couple met Prime Minister Johnny Briceno and his wife Rosana in the capital of Belize, Belize City.

The British dukes met Prime Minister Johnny Briceno and his wife Rosanna in Belize City.

Photo: Paul/Reuters

When members of the royal family left Belize, the government announced that it would form a new committee to ask people across the country how they thought the process of decolonization should continue.

The country gained its independence from British colonial rule in late 1981.

In the Bahamas, Prince William and Kate received a standing ovation. On the island of Great Abaco, many appeared with bandages, but still had a strong desire to shake hands with members of the royal family.

Prince William and Duchess Kate greet people at a traditional fried fish market on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

Prince William and Duchess Kate greet people at a traditional fried fish market on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

Photo: Paul/Reuters

But also in the Bahamas, there were people who made claims for compensation for the slave trade, fair trade and the rights of indigenous peoples.

The archipelago gained independence from Great Britain in 1973

A woman holds up a banner demanding financial compensation for the slave trade in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas on March 25.

A woman holds up a banner demanding financial compensation for the slave trade in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas on March 25.

Photo: DANTE CARRER / Reuters

In Jamaica, there were also many who were happy to meet the duke’s couple. But not all meetings generated positive reactions.

Brimms William and his wife Kate receive children through a fence in Trench, the birthplace of reggae.

Photos of Presidents William and his wife Kate greeting children through a fence in Trench illustrate several articles about the failed PR trip.

Photo: Paul/Reuters

On a visit to Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music in Jamaica, Prince William and Kate greeted excited children through the fence.

Pictures of the accident have been met with a lot of criticism. First of all for what it looks like.

BBC He writes that to many it seemed like a parody of whites.

At the end of the rough journey Prince William gave expression That the royal family fully respects the fact that residents of the former British colonies in the Caribbean are now choosing their future – with or without the Queen as head of state.

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