Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook official visits to the Realms of Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee. The visits took place between Saturday 19th March and Saturday 26th March.
The Royal tour began in Belize where Their Royal Highnesses visited historic Mayan sites and celebrated the rich culture of the Garifuna community as well as exploring the country’s biodiversity.
The Duke and Duchess then travelled to Jamaica where they engaged with the Jamaican Defence Force and celebrated the seminal legacy of Bob Marley and other ground-breaking Jamaican musicians alongside some of tomorrow’s stars including Raheem Stirling.
The Duke and Duchess’ visit ended in The Bahamas where they spent time with communities across a number of islands and experienced a world famous junkanoo parade.
The response to COVID-19 also featured in The Duke and Duchess’ programme. Their Royal Highnesses met communities who have pulled together to respond to the challenges of the pandemic.
Throughout their visit, The Duke and Duchess also took the opportunity to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Their programme also touched on a number of themes that are close to Their Royal Highnesses’ hearts and a key focus of their work with The Royal Foundation, including The Earthshot Prize, mental health and the importance of early childhood to lifelong outcomes.
As with previous overseas visits, The Duke and Duchess asked that this tour allowed them to meet as many local people as possible. Over the course of their time in the Caribbean, Their Royal Highnesses met a wide variety of groups, including children, young people and families, frontline workers, service personnel, leaders from government, business and the charity sector as well as inspiring conservationists, and the early years workforce.