According to some reports, Prince William and Kate will be heading to the Caribbean this spring as part of a royal tour to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Apparently, visits to a number of Commonwealth countries are planned for this trip by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, such as Belize.
On Sunday The Mail reported that a number of representatives of the Cambridges were seen on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, last week, with the report claiming this to be a kind of “advance party” preparing for the eventual royal tour this spring.
The Queen serves as head of state of Belize, while Prince William has trained with the Welsh Guards regiment in the Central American country back in 2000. Prince Harry has also previously visited Belize as part of the tour that marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee back in 2012. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Cambridge couple, all carried out overseas trip in celebration of the 60th year of the monarch’s rule.
As of now, Kensington Palace has refused to comment on any rumor or speculation about a possible royal tour.
The still ongoing global pandemic drastically affected the royal’s schedule of overseas tours, with Prince Charles and Camilla carrying out the first major trip in almost two years when they visited Jordan and Egypt in November of last year.
For Prince William and Kate it will almost be two years, as the last time the couple went on an overseas tour was in Ireland in March of 2020. They have had only two bigger trips since then, with the couple undertaking a three-day royal tour of Scotland, England, and Wales in December of 2020, and a week of carrying out engagement across Scotland last May.
The Duke of Cambridge is set to visit Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, on February 10th, as Kensington Palace announced earlier this month.
The visit is at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and will mark the first time the Duke has made an official trip to the UAE.
William’s short visit will be held in the 50th anniversary year of the UAE, as well as coinciding with the UK National Day being held at Expo 2020 Dubai.