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Cheers and jeers for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


by Jason Cross (Jamaica Observer) Sharply contrasting reactions emanated from Jamaicans in the capital city on Tuesday as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine, arrived here for a three-day visit that has brought to the fore the extent to which the country is divided on the British Royal Family.

While some high-profile Jamaicans protested against the visit metres away from the British High Commission in New Kingston — some declaring the royals persona non grata — ordinary folk in Trench Town, St Andrew, greeted the couple with loud cheers and jubilation on their arrival for a celebration of the seminal legacy of Bob Marley and other ground-breaking Jamaican musicians alongside some of tomorrow’s stars.

However, there were even greater cheers for Jamaican international football stars Raheem Sterling and Leon Bailey, who engaged the Kingston College football team in a friendly game prior to the arrival of William and Kate. When the royals arrived, The Prince joined the game and played on Sterling’s team.

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