Prince William reached out to the U.K.’s Caribbean community while delivering a heartfelt speech in South London for Windrush Day.
On Wednesday morning, the Duke of Cambridge addressed how he and wife Kate Middleton are learning how the “past weighs heavily on the present” following their controversial tour of the Caribbean in March, marking the first time the couple received significant backlash on a royal tour due to rising tensions in the Caribbean nations over William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II remaining head of state. READ MORE: The First Official Joint Portrait Of Prince William And Kate Middleton Has Been Released William applauded the British-Caribbean community’s contribution: “My family have been proud to celebrate this for decades — whether that be through support from my father on Windrush Day, or more recently during my grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee, as people from all communities and backgrounds came together to acknowledge all that has changed over the past 70 years and look to the future. “This is something that resonated with Catherine and me after our visit to the Caribbean earlier this year.
Our trip was an opportunity to reflect, and we learned so much. Not just about the different issues that matter most to the people of the region, but also how the past weighs heavily on the present.” READ MORE: Prince William Celebrates 40th Birthday With Wishes From Royal Family In celebration of Windrush Day, the royal couple unveiled the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station.Read more on etcanada.com