Prince William and Catherine begin tour of the Caribbean

Prince William and Princess Catherine begin a tour of Central America and the Caribbean, at a time when several countries in the region are considering cutting their ties with the British monarchy.

The couple will visit Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on the week-long tour that begins Saturday. The trip, made at the request of Queen Elizabeth II, William’s grandmother, seeks to strengthen the UK’s ties with the British Commonwealth as the queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

But the trip hit a snag before it started, when a planned visit to a cocoa farm in Belize was called off due to local opposition.

According to local reports, a protest was held on Friday against the royal visit to the Akte’il cocoa farm in the village of Indian Creek at the foot of the Sierra Maya. Belize’s Channel 7 reported that there is a dispute between local residents and Flora and Fauna International, a conservation organization that the prince endorses as a patron.

The royal couple’s office at Kensington Palace said “due to sensitive matters relating to the community at Indian Creek, the visit has been moved to a different location.” The Belizean government said that “another location has been selected to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit of the Mayan family in the cocoa industry.”

The couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will also visit Jamaica, where they will celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley and the island’s rich musical and sporting heritage. She will conclude the voyage in the Bahamas, where she will compete in a regatta in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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William, 39, is second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles.

Although the queen is highly esteemed in the region, Britain is accused of — to say the least — a callous attitude towards its former colonies. That feeling has been aggravated by the British treatment of the many Caribbean immigrants who came to the UK after World War II.

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