Prince William in Sky Blue and Catherine Middleton in Royal Blue for the start of their trip to Belize

Prince William and his wife begin their Platinum Jubilee Tour in the Caribbean this Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Belize, a small Central American country in which Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. The outfit chosen by William and Catherine Middleton was the first element to be commented upon when they arrived on Belizean soil.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set foot in Belize

This Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2022, Prince William, 39, and Catherine Middleton, 40, arrive in Belize. After this long flight, the eldest son and daughter-in-law of the heir to the throne were taken to the Lang Building, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the Prime Minister and his wives Johnny and Rossana Brissano were waiting. for them..

Apart from their arrival on Belizean soil and their meeting with the head of government, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have not yet visited Belize. So the only element that can be commented on by the press is the hero’s outfit. At this point, none of them let us down.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just arrived in Belize (Photo: Tabby Melville/PA Wire/AbacaPress)

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Caribbean tour in blue begins!

Prince William rarely wears a plain full suit. Usually, when attending less formal events, their informal dress is tan pants with a shirt and suit jacket. There was no question of coming here on leave. Prince William is truly working for the Crown, which was sent by his grandmother to the Caribbean territories to honor his Platinum Jubilee.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton meet with Prime Minister Johnny Brissano upon arrival in Belize (Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/AbacaPress)

For the Duchess of Cambridge, she prefers royal blue. A few days earlier, when he attended the service in commemoration of the Commonwealth at Westminster Abbey, he had already chosen this colour. Blue is the color of the Commonwealth of Nations flag and, of course, the main color of the flag of Belize.

Prince William wore a sky blue suit and the Duchess of Cambridge wore a royal blue ensemble reminiscent of the blue of the Belizean flag (Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/AbacaPress)

The first controversy surrounding the visit of Prince William and his wife has already happened. The day before his arrival, a group of natives protested his arrival, condemning the Duke of Cambridge’s colonial status. The couple’s first visit, which was to take place at the cocoa plantation, was canceled to avoid any conflict.

Commonwealth realms and Commonwealth republics in Latin America and the Caribbean (Image: Royal History)

Belize is a small country in Central America, roughly equal in size to Israel, located on the southern border of Mexico and east of Guatemala. The country has about 400,000 residents and its capital was Belize City, before it was moved to Belmopan, considered safe. Belize gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. However, the country remained a Commonwealth realm, which meant that it kept the British sovereign as its head of state. As part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, members of her family have organized tours around the world. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have the task of representing the Queen in the Caribbean.

In the Caribbean, Queen Elizabeth is still the head of state of Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition to the United Kingdom, there are 14 Commonwealth territories around the world where Elizabeth II is still sovereign. 14 countries are completely independent, their head of state is the only British sovereign. When these states abolish the monarchy, they become republics but still remain members of the Commonwealth, a super-state organization formed by the former British colonies. The British Sovereign is also the head of this organization which includes 54 countries.

British Overseas Territory in the West Indies (Image: Royal History)

The United Kingdom also has several Caribbean islands that have the status of overseas territories. They are fully integrated into the UK and have not yet gained their independence.

Nicolas Fontaine

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Nicolas Fontaine is a freelance web editor since 2014. Having been a copywriter and writer for several Belgian and French brands and media, he specialized in royalty news. Nichols is now the editor-in-chief of Histores Royals. [email protected]

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