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William and Kate’s Caribbean tour offers never-ending cringe

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A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)To mark Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, have been dispatched on an eight-day tour of several Caribbean members of the Commonwealth.Because of the pandemic, this is the first major Royal Tour in a couple of years.

It also comes after increased calls to denounce the historic legacy of slavery and the widespread Black Lives Matters protests that erupted in the summer of 2020.Related: Queen quits Buckingham Palace and many folk are thinking the same thingAs such, the optics of ultra-privileged members of the British royal family touring some of the UK’s former colonies were always going to be tricky.True to form, William and Kate’s so-called charm offensive—hoping to persuade the countries concerned not to ditch the Queen as head of state in the wake of Barbados doing so last year—has thrown up plenty of cringe-worthy and awkward moments.Let’s walk through some of them and some online reactions.1. The Royal couple were forced to cancel their first engagement in Belize last Sunday on day one of the tour.

Their helicopter had been scheduled to land on a soccer field in Indian Creek, an indigenous Maya village in southern Belize.

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