Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William: How Megxit played a role in their tour of the Caribbean

Strongly criticized, the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton to Jamaica on March 22, has somewhat tarnished the reputation of the royal couple. From her main residence in the United States, Meghan Markle would have influenced the opinion of Jamaicans about the British Crown. Explanations.


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The Megxit will continue to hurt the British Royal family for a long time. On an official visit to Kingston, the Jamaican capital, from 22 to 24 March 2022, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, were surprised by the turn of events. And Meghan Markle would not be for nothing according to the American magazine Newsweek. It would seem that the shock interview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, granted to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, has “torn” the Jamaican population. In particular, the couple’s revelations about the racist remarks that some members of the British royal family would have made against their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

“Jamaicans were heartbroken to hear about Prince Harry and Meghan’s problem,” commented Jamaican lawyer Bert Samuels in the columns of Newsweek. “[The public] is very hurt by the treatment of an African-American woman in this family,” Bert Samuels continued. William needs to talk about it and come here with an apology, not only for the slavery, but also for [Meghan Markle] having to flee the palace with her husband.” A statement that perfectly captures the atmosphere in which Kate and William were welcomed in the capital, which had a hard time bouncing back.


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Targeted, as soon as they arrived in Kingston, by a crowd of demonstrators demanding reparation for the hundreds of thousands of Africans enslaved on the British Isles before the abolition of this practice in 1807, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to deal with the “disappointment” of the population. The Jamaican government and its people would have liked Prince William to go further in denouncing slavery in Britain, by acknowledging the role of the British Crown in “the enslavement of African and Caribbean peoples”, as Omar Ryan, from the Center for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies, explained to the Daily Mail.
A failed visit at a pivotal moment for relations between Jamaica and England

This failure to soothe Jamaican wounds, Prince William and Kate Middleton regret it. This would also prove that the heir to Prince Charles is not really ready to ascend the throne, according to Darren Stanton, a body language expert interviewed in The Express.

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