Prince William and his spouse Kate Middleton arrived in Belize on Saturday for per week lengthy Caribbean tour that sparked controversy earlier than it even started amid rising scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial ties to the area.
The duke and duchess are due to spend their first three days in Belize, previously British Honduras. However on the eve of their departure, Belize officers stated an occasion deliberate for Sunday was scrapped when a number of dozen villagers staged a protest.
In the meantime, Dickie Arbiter, Queen Elizabeth’s press secretary from 1988 to 2000, described the tour as a goodwill go to that ought to give no less than a brief carry to the household’s reputation.
At present, many individuals see the monarchy as an anachronism that needs to be let go, he stated. However he anticipated that little would change whereas Elizabeth remained on the throne.
“The Royal Family is pragmatic,” he stated. “It knows it can’t look at these countries as realm states forever and a day.” (Internet Desk/Reuters)