The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton showed off their dancing skills during the second day of their Platinum Jubilee trip to Belize, on the eastern coast of Central America.
So far on their Platinum Jubilee trip to Belize, the royal pair, Prince William and Kate Middleton have visited a family-run cacao farm and shown off some serious dance moves much to the delight of Belize crowds.
Wow! What a welcome 🎉
It was a privilege to spend time with the Garifuna community and experience some of their traditions, here in Hopkins.
Thank you Mama G for hosting such a special event! pic.twitter.com/jX3u2dFEy5— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2022
The arrival of William and Kate was delayed due to local protests. Prince William and Kate's visit coincides with the celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 70th year on the throne. It also comes at a time of growing scrutiny of past British conduct in the Caribbean. Until 1973 Belize was known as British Honduras.
Organizers of the official visit were forced to change the Royal's Sunday plans, in the southern village of Indian Creek, due to protests. Last-minute on Sunday they were shown around the Maya cacao farm in the coastal town of Hopkins.
William and Kate were treated to a welcome dance after they were shown around the village of Hopkins. The Duchess appeared overjoyed as she was gifted a pair of wooden maracas.
Belize is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, thanks to decades of work to protect this incredible marine environment.
In 2017, offshore oil exploration was banned, resulting in the reef receiving UNESCO World Heritage Status 👏 pic.twitter.com/0r1uKRYT63— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) March 21, 2022
They even joined in the fun. Local organizer Laura Cacho, who danced with the future king at the Garifuna Cultural Centre, told the Daily Mail "They were shaking their waists like nobody's business."
The Duchess was first on the dancefloor joining in with some local school-children. Then the Prince joined in the fun with Cacho.
"He shook his waist to the music. He had beautiful rhythm. It was a pleasure for me. Kate was excellent as well and definitely has Garifuna culture in her," Cacho said.