Kate and Wills royal Caribbean tour shows monarchy is in ‘safe hands’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's successful royal tour to the Caribbean is a sign that the monarchy is in "safe hands", royal expert Duncan Larcombe tells OK!

Kate and William have been photographed at engagements in Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas over the past week, marking a Platinum Jubilee visit for the couple.

And with all the photo opportunities of the pair – including visiting cultural sites, scuba diving and dancing – Kate and Wills have proven that they are well prepared to keep the monarchy going into the future.

"It seems to be going really well. The pictures of them scuba diving together are probably amongst the best we've seen of them as a couple – they're certainly the most unusual," Duncan tells OK! "Those are the sorts of pictures that will be used in 50 years time. So it would be impossible to say this isn't a successful royal tour."

The expert adds that the message delivered during this tour is that the monarchy is in "safe hands."

He explains: "This tour has delivered by sending that message that the royal family is in safe hands. William and Kate's coming of age that we've witnessed in the last two years has more than filled the gap left by Harry and Meghan. Harry and Meghan have star quality, but so do William and Kate."

In fact, the expert goes as to say that the tour has been the boost the family were looking for.

He adds: "It's just a shot in the arm for the royals in the time when they need it more than anything. This is only the beginning of a year of foreign travel for William and Kate as this golden export they've now become.

Duncan continues: "This is the royal family needs at the moment more than ever. The last few years have been dogged by arguments, scandals, departures and claims of racism and mental health, it's been a rotten time.

"So the sight of William and Kate Scuba Diving and dancing, they look fantastic. there are some lovely images that the Queen will be looking at with a huge smile on her face."

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And fans of the Cambridges will be happy to know we can expect to see much more of them this year as the Queen marks her Platinum Jubilee.

Duncan explains: "The royals will be visiting as many Commonwealth countries as they physically can in the Platinum Jubilee year. If people like what they saw in the Caribbean, then they're in for a treat this year as William and Kate will make a number of extra visits."

The tour has seen some protests about the royals' visits, and this week William addressed "profound sorrow" over slavery amid backlash towards their visit in Jamaica.

Speaking during a black tie event, Prince William addressed the criticisms and said: "Slavery was abhorrent. And it should never have happened,” he said.

He continued: “While the pain runs deep, Jamaica continues to forge its future with determination, courage and fortitude.

“The strength and shared sense of purpose of the Jamaican people, represented in your flag and motto, celebrate an invincible spirit.”

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