Inside Kate & William’s Platinum Jubilee overseas tour
KATE Middleton and Prince William will head to Jamaica as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to travel to Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas on March 19 for an eight-day tour.
Kensington Palace said William and Kate will visit historic Mayan sites and celebrate the rich culture of the Garifuna community in Belize, as well as exploring the country’s biodiversity.
In Jamaica, they will engage with the Jamaican Defence Force and celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley and other ground-breaking Jamaican musicians alongside potential stars of the future.
In the Bahamas, the Cambridges will visit a number of islands and experience a world-famous junkanoo parade.
The pair has asked to meet as many local people as possible, the palace said.
They will also address the regions’ responses to Covid-19 and the impact of the pandemic on the areas.
Kate and William will also touch on themes “close to their hearts” – including their work with The Earthshot Prize, mental health and the importance of early childhood to lifelong outcomes, a statement added.
A Kensington Palace spokeswoman added: “Their Royal Highnesses are very much looking forward to the visit, which will be their first joint official overseas tour since the onset of Covid-19 in 2020.”