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Prince Wills and Kate enjoy first day of Caribbean tour after row with indigenous people

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton enjoyed the first day of their Caribbean tour in the wake of the Aboriginal protest row.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted visiting the Che’il chocolate farm in Belize on Sunday as they visited the continent in honor of the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Kate and Wills visit the Che'il chocolate farm in Belize on Sunday

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Kate and Wills visit the Che’il chocolate farm in Belize on SundayCredit: PAUL EDWARDS THE SUN
The Duchess tried to crush some cocoa beans while Wills watched intently

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The Duchess tried to crush some cocoa beans while Wills watched intentlyCredit: Paul Edwards The Sun

The couple brushed off her rocky arrival and were seen munching on some cacao nibs while chatting to locals at the family-run farm.

Kate even tried her hand at chocolate making, pairing a straw clutch with a blue Tory Burch smocked midi dress.

The pair have both adopted a coordinated blue color scheme in a nod to the Belizean flag.

The Duchess giggled as Wills watched her grind up some beans while he watched them being extracted from the pods.

The Cambridges soaked up the sun before heading to the beach village of Hopkins, where they were greeted with a demonstration of Garifuna culture.

Their diverted trip to another cocoa farm came after residents of the small village of Indian Creek protested the trip, calling it “colonialism” and a “slap in the face.”

William and Kate have canceled their trip to the Akte’iL Ha cocoa farm in the foothills of the Mayan Mountains after the almighty backlash.

A royal source said: “Due to sensitive issues affecting the Indian Creek community, the visit has been moved to another location.”

Villagers are said to have been particularly outraged that the Cambridges were allowed to land their helicopter on the village football ground without permission.

The Q’eqchi Maya people said they were not consulted about William and Kate’s visit and urged them to hold a community meeting on Friday followed by a protest.

The village’s youth leader, Dionisio Shol, said the way the visit had been handled raised the question of “colonialism”.

He told that Daily Mail: “For us it really applies at home because of the treatment.

“The organizer said we had to give them the football pitch and people would come to our village and it had to look good.

“But they didn’t want to reveal who. At one point someone said it was Prince William coming to our village. That’s when the first problem appeared.

“These are high profile people, we respect them, but they also have to show respect to community leaders. Giving orders to community leaders didn’t sit well with the community.”

But the Cambridges was warmly welcomed upon landing in your RAF Jet painted with a Union Flag on Saturday.

Several well-wishers parked and waved from the airport perimeter fence as the plane landed at Philip SW Goldson International Airport.

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They were then kidnapped for a meeting with the country’s Prime Minister, Johnny Briceno, and his wife, Her Excellency Rosanna Briceno.

Kate and Wills will travel to Jamaica and the Bahamas later in the week to continue their royal tour.

The Cambridges wear coordinated blue outfits in a nod to the Belizean flag

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The Cambridges wear coordinated blue outfits in a nod to the Belizean flagPhoto credit: Rex

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