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Kate and Prince Williams have been bashing the bongos in Trench Town – Jamaica’s birthplace of reggae that was immortalised 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 tour celebrating the Queen ‘s Platinum Jubilee.

The royal couple were pictured smiling as they played the bongos surrounded by local musicians at the town’s Culture Yard Museum – where reggae legend Bob Marley used to live.

William and Kate also posed for pictures alongside a statue of the legendary singer, who often referred to Trench Town in his lyrics.

The couple took time to greet local residents during their visit as huge numbers turned out to welcome the royals to the historic town. 

Earlier, Kate wore a dress in the Jamaican yellow as the royal couple arrived at a windy Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for their official welcome.

The couple were greeted by dignitaries including Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson-Smith and Jamaican politician and former Miss World Lisa Hanna.  

Prince William and Kate play music during a visit to Trench Town Culture Yard Museum where Bob Marley used to live

Prince William and Kate play music during a visit to Trench Town Culture Yard Museum where Bob Marley used to live

Prince William and Kate play music during a visit to Trench Town Culture Yard Museum where Bob Marley used to live

The Cambridges' pose next to a statue at Bob Marley during the visit on Tuesday - the first day of their tour of Jamaica

The Cambridges' pose next to a statue at Bob Marley during the visit on Tuesday - the first day of their tour of Jamaica

The Cambridges’ pose next to a statue at Bob Marley during the visit on Tuesday – the first day of their tour of Jamaica

William and Kate smile as they pose alongside a statue of the iconic singer, who lived in the town

William and Kate smile as they pose alongside a statue of the iconic singer, who lived in the town

William and Kate smile as they pose alongside a statue of the iconic singer, who lived in the town

The royals were surrounded by musicians as they played the bongos during a visit to the birthplace of reggae music, Trench Town

The royals were surrounded by musicians as they played the bongos during a visit to the birthplace of reggae music, Trench Town

The royals were surrounded by musicians as they played the bongos during a visit to the birthplace of reggae music, Trench Town

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured in Trench Town) are visiting Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas on their week-long tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured in Trench Town) are visiting Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas on their week-long tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured in Trench Town) are visiting Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas on their week-long tour

William and Kate pictured greeting people as they visit the 'Cultural Yard' in the Trench Town neighbourhood where reggae legend Bob Marley was born

William and Kate pictured greeting people as they visit the 'Cultural Yard' in the Trench Town neighbourhood where reggae legend Bob Marley was born

William and Kate pictured greeting people as they visit the ‘Cultural Yard’ in the Trench Town neighbourhood where reggae legend Bob Marley was born

The Duke and Duchess speak with local residents during a visit to Trench Town on the first day of their tour of Jamaica

The Duke and Duchess speak with local residents during a visit to Trench Town on the first day of their tour of Jamaica

The Duke and Duchess speak with 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

The royal couple were welcomed by a large number of excited visitors to Trench Town during their first day in Jamaica on Tuesday

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 the bongos surrounded by local musicians during a visit to Trench Town

Kate laughs as she plays the bongos surrounded by local musicians during a visit to Trench Town

Kate laughs as she plays the bongos surrounded by local musicians during a visit to Trench Town

William and Kate were all smiles as they sat alongside each other playing music in the historic town

William and Kate were all smiles as they sat alongside each other playing music in the historic town

William and Kate were all smiles as they sat alongside each other playing music in the historic town

However, they had to be kept well away from protestors as they travelled from the airport to the British High Commission building for an official meeting with the Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen.

The royal tour is widely seen as a charm offensive amid claims Jamaican politicians are discussing plans to remove the Queen as head of state – following in Barbados’ example. 

Following the meeting in Kingston, Kate changed into a multi-coloured outfit as the couple arrived in Trench Town to greet sport stars including Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey and the Jamaican bobsleigh team – the latter of whom finished 28th in the recent Winter Olympics in Beijing.

William and Kate were also all smiles as they pictured sitting in a bobsleigh with the national team during the visit, before the duke took part in a game of football with local players.  

Source: DailyMail

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