Prince William and Kate Middleton go viral after showing off their dance moves in Belize


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Prince William and Kate Middleton have gone viral after showing off their dance moves in Belize.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed off their royal moves during a trip to the seaside village of Hopkins in Belize on Sunday. They are continuing their Caribbean tour this year on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

The couple visited Hopkins, the cultural center of the Garifuna community in Belize. They danced the local “punta” and enjoyed a Hudutu broth-style meal. At one point, William was recorded hitting the dance floor with a 57-year-old local named Laura Cacho.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, dances during a traditional Garifuna festival on day two of a Royal Platinum Jubilee tour of the Caribbean on March 20, 2022 in Hopkins, Belize. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on their week-long tour.
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“They are an amazing couple and we would love for them to come anytime with their kids Charlotte, George and Louis,” Cacho, who helped organize the event, told People magazine.

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“They really know how to dance,” she said. “They took the culture from me and I didn’t have to teach them. They’re so good at it. They were great.”

Cynthia Ellis-Topsy, Goodwill Ambassador for the Garifuna Nation, told the outlet that she encouraged the couple to dance.

“I said, ‘I’ll hold your hand and we’ll do it together,'” she recalled. “He danced and it was beautiful. [Kate] was a bit nervous and she certainly enjoyed children. We have to change mentalities and it’s better through children.”

Ellis-Topsy shared that she also reminded William, 39, of Prince Harry’s visit to Belize in 2012.

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“I told William that when [his brother] Prince Harry came to Belize, he was dancing and didn’t need encouragement,” she said. “He’s a joker. William laughed and said, “Harry is not embarrassed.”

Of the couple’s trip to Belize, Cacho said: “Their visit is going to bring unity, especially after COVID – it’s a blessing for the economy to have them here.”

The couple will travel to Jamaica and the Bahamas this week. The trip aims to strengthen the UK’s ties with Commonwealth countries as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

The trip hit a hitch before the couple left when a planned visit to a cocoa farm in Belize was scrapped due to local opposition.

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The 'dancing duke' wasn't the only one showing off his moves in Belize.

The ‘dancing duke’ wasn’t the only one showing off his moves in Belize.
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According to local reports, a protest was staged on Friday against the royal visit to the Akte ‘il Ha cocoa farm in the village of Indian Creek at the foot of the Maya Mountains. Belizean newspaper Channel 7 reported that there was a dispute between village residents and Flora and Fauna International, a conservation charity that William supports as a patron.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “due to sensitive issues involving the Indian Creek community, the tour has been moved to another location.”

The government of Belize said “another venue has been selected to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit of the Maya family in the cocoa industry.”

  The trip, made at the request of William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, aims to strengthen the UK's ties with Commonwealth countries as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

The trip, made at the request of William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, aims to strengthen the UK’s ties with Commonwealth countries as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.
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William is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

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Although the Queen is well-liked across the region, Britain is accused by many – at best – of an insensitive attitude towards its former colonies. This sentiment was reinforced by the UK’s treatment of many Caribbean immigrants who arrived in Britain after the Second World War, helping to rebuild a country destroyed by war.

In recent years, some people from the Caribbean who have lived legally in Britain for decades have been refused housing, jobs or medical treatment, and in some cases deported, because they had no papers to prove their status. The UK government has apologized and agreed to pay compensation, but the scandal has sparked deep anger, both in the UK and across the Caribbean.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech during the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square on November 30, 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados.  The Prince of Wales arrived in the country before its transition to a republic within the Commonwealth.  He officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech during the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square on November 30, 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince of Wales arrived in the country before its transition to a republic within the Commonwealth. He officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
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The royal couple’s first overseas tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago comes as some Caribbean countries consider removing the Queen as head of state. Barbados severed ties with the Queen in November, moving from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. Jamaica also talked about becoming a republic but did nothing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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