In a third visit to the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of the Caribbean, Prince William said on Friday that the British royal family would support decisions about the future of the Bahamas. Monarchy, United Kingdom.
Speaking at a banquet hosted by the Bahamas Governor-General in Nassau, William stressed that the 50th anniversary of the former colonial independence from Great Britain was approaching. “This year marks the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence and the last 40 years since Belize gained independence, I would like to say: We proudly support and respect your decisions about your future, “said William, quoting the French Press:” Relationships are formed. The friendship will last. “
The visit of Prince William and Kate is planned to mark the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. But the royal couple faced protests and accusations of being on a “colonial” tour. Protesters with placards at the British High Commission in Jamaica last Tuesday, before the arrival of the Lords of Cambridge, and The monarchy must be compensated and apologized for its role in the slave trade Brought hundreds of thousands of Africans to the island to work inhumanely. Amid growing calls for Jamaica to follow the example of Barbados and become a republic, the nation is “going” on its path to becoming an independent nation, Prime Minister Andrew Holmes told William in front of television cameras. The English Queen is no longer the head of state.
During the voyage, William revealed his “deepest sorrow” in slave history, which he described as “disgusting.” “This should never have happened,” he argued. So far, the British royal family has not formally apologized.
The visit came at a time when Britain was increasingly fond of its monuments to its colonial past, especially to historical figures associated with the slave trade.
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