PARIS, France – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to embark on a trip to the Caribbean this coming spring, an expedition that will mark their first official overseas tour since their visit to Ireland in March 2020. Instead of a romantic holiday in the blazing sunshine, the couple are reportedly visiting the islands as part of a royal tour to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The couple’s last trip oversees was a private visit to Jordan in 2021, which they took with their three children. The family’s annual Christmas card featured a photograph of the family during their visit to the Middle Eastern country. It is unlikely that the children shall accompany the duke and duchess of their upcoming trip to the Caribbean as it would inevitably be too much of a disturbance to their education.
Travel restrictions in recent months have forced the abandonment of many traditionally scheduled royal tours for the family. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall carried out their first major trip in two years to Jordan and Egypt in November 2021. It is therefore a significant journey for the duke and duchess, as it shall mark the return of their royal presence overseas since the start of the pandemic. Before their visit to Ireland in 2020, the couple embarked on tours to Switzerland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kuwait and Oman in 2019.
Belize, to which the Queen serves as head of state, is one of the countries on the duke and duchess’s travel agenda. It is a country that Prince William is deeply found of, having trained with the Welsh Guards regimen there in 2000. According to the Mail Online, representatives for the Cambridges were spotted last week on Belize’s largest island of Ambergries Caye in what was assumed to be an ‘advance party’ preparing for a Royal tour.
It was during then then Princess Elizabeth’s Commonwealth tour in 1952 that the 25 – year – old heir to the British throne found out that her father, George VI, had passed away. The princess and her husband Philip were staying at Treetops hotel in Kenya when the news of the king’s death reached them. Elizwbeth was flown back to England the following evening where she was greeted by royal officials as their new sovereign.