Prince William, 39, and Kate Middleton, 40, showed off some pretty impressive dance moves on their royal tour of the Caribbean. The pair visited the village of Hopkins in Belize on Sunday, March 20, and had a blast with dancers of the Garifuna community. William, who honored Belize’s royal color by wearing a blue button down and blue pants, danced away with a local woman.
At one point, Kate, who looked stunning in a blue dress, cutely danced towards her handsome husband in front of the locals and photographers. It’s so fun to see William and Kate, who are typically very serious and rarely show affection for one another in public, let their guard down and have some fun performing their royal duties.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, share a dance with Garifuna dancers during a cultural presentation in Hopkins pic.twitter.com/7XTyGnHEnn
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Laura Cacho, who is the local woman that danced with William, complimented the royal couple to People. “They are an amazing couple and we would love them to come any time with their children Charlotte, George and Louis,” she told the outlet. “They really know how to dance. They took the culture from me and I didn’t need to teach them. They’re so good at it. They were excellent,” Laura added.
Cynthia Ellis-Topsy, the ambassador for the Garifuna nation, revealed that she encouraged William and Kate to dance the local punta. “I said, ‘I’ll hold your hand and we will do it together.’ He did dance and it was beautiful,” she told People. “[Kate] was a bit nervous and she certainly appreciated the children. We need to change the mindset and that’s best through the children.”
The Duke and Duchesses’ visit to the Caribbean, a British royal tradition once carried out by Will’s late mother Princess Diana, has caused some turbulent reactions in the country. As Barbados seeks independence from the UK as its own republic, according to The Guardian, some see the tour as a thinly-veiled attempt to garner support for the monarchy and assure stability. Furthermore, some residents of the Toledo district in Belize have grievances with a charity Prince William supports, Flora and Fauna International.
Kate and Will had planned to visit a cacao farm in the region but canceled it in light of the upset. However, they resumed their duties and arrived at Belize on March 19 with big smiles on their faces exiting the airplane. The pair both wore blue to show respect towards Belizeans.