THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were warmly greeted by crowds in Jamaica – amid calls from the country’s politicians to abandon the monarchy.
It was William and Kate greeted with shouts of “We love you”..
They spoke to prospective teachers at a Kingston college and sat with an enthusiastic group of four-year-olds, including birthday girl Natalia Young, who wore a rosette and plastic crown.
Child activist KateWearing a white Alexander McQueen suit and an orange blouse, she said in a speech she was “touched” by the welcome.
and the 40 year old told the trainees, “We nurture the children and the adults they will become, the families they will build and the communities they will be a part of.
“By recognizing the extraordinary influence of early childhood and learning more about how children grow, think and behave, I truly believe we are on the cusp of one of the greatest opportunities for positive change in generations.”
Mom of three Kate who has spoken of wanting more childrenalso cooed at babies at Spanish Town Hospital and saw the rollout of Covid vaccines.
William, 39, told medics: “Catherine and I just wanted to say a big congratulations on getting through the past few years. You guys are just the best people, so well done.”
The royal couple also met Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who told them the country was “moving on”.
Speaking privately, Justice Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte said: “Every colonial nation has its time when it needs to reconsider its regulations.
“I don’t think any issue should surprise the Royal Highnesses. They were warmly welcomed.”
Last night, Wills was supposed to acknowledge the slave trade and Republican moves in a speech to VIPs.
There are claims Jamaica will table a legal bid to remove the Queen as head of state – six months after Caribbean neighbor Barbados did so – once the royal visit ends.
Prince in court as a footie man
DELIGHTED royal fans reached out to greet William and Kate after kickabout with soccer stars in Jamaica.
The Duke and Duchess beamed as they stopped to speak to the crowd.
William had previously shown his skills at Trench Town with England star Raheem Sterling, who had been given permission to fly to the Caribbean country by boss Gareth Southgate.
Kate, in a bright Jamaican-style dress, greeted the Manchester City ace in the center of the pitch.
Crowds cheered on Sterling and Aston Villa’s Jamaica international Leon Bailey.
They also shouted “We love you” to the royals.
William and Kate later got into Jamaica’s Beijing Winter Olympics bobsleigh and met Chris Stokes – who competed on the 1988 team that inspired the film Cool Running.
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