Prince William: Caribbean tour 'brought into even sharper focus questions about the past and the future"

Prince William said his recent tour of the Caribbean has brought a sharper focus on the past, present, and future of the Royal Family amid backlash over the monarchy's past involvement with slavery, The Associated Press reported.

In a statement on Sunday, Prince William acknowledged the monarchy's troubled past with slavery and recent criticism of him and his wife, Duchess Kate.

During eight days, the royal couple visited the Caribbean countries of Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, which are considered commonwealths.

"I know that this tour has brought into even sharper focus questions about the past and the future," William said in his statement. "In Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, that future is for the people to decide upon."

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