Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and William beaming in Belize for the start of their Caribbean tour

Despite strong tensions with local residents of Indian Creek, a village located in Belize, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge maintained their trip to the country, photographed in great shape as they left their plane on Saturday 19 March.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Belize, a Commonwealth kingdom located between Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, on Saturday, March 19, as part of their official Caribbean tour. Upon exiting the plane, the royal couple caused a sensation. The son of Prince Charles, all smiles, had opted for a blue suit cart, perfectly in line with the color of the sky of this exotic country of Central America. It was also impossible not to salute the impeccable look of his other half: a structured suit with prominent shoulder pads, chosen in a beautiful royal blue.

Afterwards, the Cambridges went to meet the Prime Minister of Belize, Johnny Briceno, and his wife, Rossana, in Belize City. A warm interview that almost made us forget the cancellation of their visit to the village of Indian Creek, where the Duke and Duchess became personae non grata following protests from local residents, who refused their visit, as reported by our colleagues of the Guardian on March 19. The source of these tensions? A dispute between the villagers and Fauna and Flora International, a conservation charity run by Prince William.

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Old grudges between Belize and the British Royal family

The villagers of Indian Creek were not the only ones to point the finger at this trip to Belize, a former English colony that became independent from the British Crown on September 21, 1981. As The Guardian pointed out, several experts in Caribbean geopolitics felt that the United Kingdom should be more concerned with helping Commonwealth member states to break their ties with the monarchy than with convincing them to remain under its tutelage.

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