Royal Family LIVE: Kate and Wills face hostility as activists demand slavery apology


The Cambridges’ visit is seen as a charm offensive to stop other Caribbean countries from following Barbados in removing the Queen as its Head of State. However, a coalition of Jamaican politicians, business leaders, doctors and musicians has called on the Royal Family and the UK Government to give “an apology for British crimes against humanity, including but not limited to the exploitation of the indigenous people of Jamaica, the transatlantic trafficking of Africans, the enslavement of Africans, indentureship and colonisation”. The group, which calls itself Advocates Network is expected to stage a protest outside the British High Commission in Kingston on Tuesday, to coincide with William and Kate’s arrival in Jamaica. Local human rights activist Kay Osborne, who will be joining the protest on Tuesday, said: “We do not welcome Kate and William. We do not want them here. We reject the photo ops that will be staged here for the UK’s consumption.”

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