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'One of greatest atrocities' Wessexes pictured on final day of tour as protests continue

News'One of greatest atrocities' Wessexes pictured on final day of tour as protests continue

The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Camille Henry Memorial School and Patricia D James Secondary school at the end of their week-long tour arranged to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. During their visit, Sophie and Prince Edward watched performances and met staff and students from the local area.

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, undertook a Caribbean tour in March and their visit was marred with controversy due to protests.

Prince Edward and Sophie have faced similar issues after the Royal Family members faced anti-colonial protesters who demanded apologies and reparations for UK’s participation in the slave trade.

While undertaking their royal tour, Guyana’s president has called for a “meaningful” apology from the UK over its role in the transatlantic slave trade.

Speaking to Sky News, Irfaan Ali explained that a decision calling for reparations over “one of the greatest atrocities in human history” must be taken by all Caribbean nations.

President Ali added: “That suffering was not only immense, it was generational. And a lot of wealth was derived from the suffering.”

During their week-long tour, the couple has also visited Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines.

While in St Lucia, the royal couple made a stop-off at Pigeon Island National Landmark.

Their Royal Highnesses heard about how climate change is affecting the region.

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The Countess concluded their visit by planting a tree within the island’s 44-acre island reserve.


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