The pity! Kate and Prince William bask the bongos in Trench Town – Jamaica’s birthplace of reggae immortalized by Bob Marley
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Jamaica on Tuesday
- The royal couple visited the Culture Yard Museum in the historic Trench Town
- The town was home to Bob Marley, who often named the area in his texts
- Couples were pictured playing bongo as they were welcomed by enthusiastic locals
Kate and Prince Williams have beaten the bongos in Trench Town – Jamaica’s birthplace of reggae immortalized by Bob Marley.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday ahead of a two-day tour of the island as part of their trip to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum anniversary.
The royal couple were pictured smiling while playing bongo surrounded by local musicians at the city’s Culture Yard Museum – where reggae legend Bob Marley used to live.
William and Kate also posed for pictures next to a statue of the legendary singer, who often referred to Trench Town in his lyrics.
The couple took the time to greet local residents during their visit as a large number turned out to welcome the royals to the historic town.
Earlier, Kate wore a Jamaican yellow dress when the royal couple arrived at a windy Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for their official welcome.
The couple was greeted by senior figures including Jamaica’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson-Smith and Jamaican politician and former Miss World Lisa Hanna.
Prince William and Kate play music during a visit to the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum, where Bob Marley used to live
The Cambridges family poses next to a statue of Bob Marley during the visit on Tuesday – the first day of their tour of Jamaica
William and Kate smile as they pose next to a statue of the iconic singer who lived in the city
The royals were surrounded by musicians as they played bongos during a visit to the birthplace of reggae music, Trench Town
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured in Trench Town) visit Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on their week-long tour
William and Kate photographed greeting people while visiting the ‘Cultural Yard’ in the Trench Town neighborhood, where reggae legend Bob Marley was born
The Duke and Duchess speak to local residents during a visit to Trench Town on the first day of their tour of Jamaica
The royal couple were welcomed by a large number of excited visitors to Trench Town during their first day in Jamaica on Tuesday
Kate laughs as she plays bongo surrounded by local musicians during a visit to Trench Town
William and Kate were all smiling as they sat next to each other and played music in the historic city
However, they were to be kept far away from protesters as they traveled from the airport to the British High Commission building for an official meeting with Jamaica’s Governor Patrick Allen.
The royal tour is widely seen as a charm offensive due to allegations that Jamaican politicians are discussing plans to remove the queen as head of state – following Barbados’ example.
After the meeting in Kingston, Kate changed into one multicolored outfit as the pair arrived at Trench Town to greet sports stars including Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Aston Villas Leon Bailey and the Jamaican bobsled team – the latter finishing in 28th place at the recent Winter Olympics in Beijing.
William and Kate were also all smiling as they imagined sitting in a bobsled with the national team during the visit before the Duke took part in a football match with local players.