Kate and William’s Belize tour off to bad start as major stop cancelled -‘Don’t want them’


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embark on the 8 day tour on Saturday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The royal couple are scheduled to start the tour in Belize, staying for three days before moving on to Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The Cambridges were due to visit the Akte ‘il Ha cacao farm in the Maya village of Indian Creek in the Toledo district on Sunday morning, according to a preliminary schedule.

However, people in the village said they were upset that they were not consulted about the planned landing of the royal couple’s helicopter, sparking a protest attended by a few dozen people on Friday morning

A contingency plan would be implemented and a new site announced shortly, the Belize government press service said on Friday.

Indian Creek is currently in dispute with Flora and Fauna International (FFI), a conservation group which lists the Duke as a patron.

FFI has property near the village’s communal land, which has caused friction over ownership rights, according to local residents who spoke with Reuters.

Sebastian Shol, chairman of Indian Creek village, told the Daily Mail that the Royal couple could land anywhere but the villager’s land. 

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“More than that Prince William is a patron of that conservation organisation.

“And it appears to villagers preparations are being made for the Prince’s helicopter to and on the village football field.

“And tonight they are saying they weren’t consulted and they don’t want the Prince in their village!”


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