Prince William and Kate Middleton are still carrying out their Caribbean tour. However, according to a royal historian, the royal tour would have been carried out by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle if they were still working for the firm.
Prince William And Kate Middleton's Caribbean Tour Would Have Been Carried Out By Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their royal tour last week. They are currently in the Bahamas for the last leg of their trip. They visited Belize and Jamaica earlier this week.
Royal historian and commentator Dr. Ed Owens weighed in on the royal couple's royal tour and said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have been a better choice. He was convinced that Prince Harry and Markle could have taken the royal duty had they stayed with the firm.
"The question I supposed that might have been asked is, if Harry and Meghan were still part of the group, would they be the ones on the tour to the Caribbean? Well, probably," he told Express.co.uk. "And Meghan is much better known in that part of the world."
He added that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sparked a "great deal of interest." He was also convinced that their decision to step down from their royal duties was a loss to the royal family.
"Meghan is naturally a loss, she was a different kind of royal symbol to other members of the family due to her mixed-race heritage," he explained. "She could relate to people with a different heritage in different ways, in ways the House of Windsor, descendent from German, Anglo-Saxon, Northern European white heritage simply couldn't hope to connect on the same terms."
How Was Prince Harry's Caribbean Tour Ahead Prince William and Meghan Markle?
Prince William and Kate Middleton carried out the Caribbean tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebration. However, in 2012, it was Prince Harry, who visited Caribbean nations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Duke of Sussex met the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, at the time. At the time, Jamaica had already expressed its intention to be a republic, but Simpson welcomed the duke with a hug. They were also very cordial.
"Prince Harry's tour to Jamaica in 2012 went down very well with the public," Dr. Owens said, adding that "it was a goodwill visit."
"The idea back then was to shore up royal support for the royalist cause through the tour," he said.
Prince Harry also visited Belize at the time. Cynthia Ellis-Topsy, ambassador at large for the Garifuna nation, met Prince William and Kate Middleton during their Caribbean tour. She also met the Duke of Sussex in 2012. She even compared the two princes.
According to her, Prince William was shy and Middleton was nervous. Although they danced with the locals, they were initially reluctant, unlike Prince Harry.
"I said, 'I'll hold your hand and we will do it together,'" she told People. "He [Prince William] did dance and it was beautiful. [Kate] was a bit nervous and she certainly appreciated the children."
She continued, "I said to William that when Prince Harry came to Belize, he was dancing and didn't need encouragement. He is a wild card. William laughed and said, 'Harry's not self-conscious.'"
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