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Kate Middleton stuns in a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket she ‘bought while at university’

The Duchess of Cambridge has once again shown off her sustainable fashion credentials by re-wearing a Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while at university.

Kate, 40, put on a stunning display as she left Belize with Prince William today, as the royal couple head to Jamaica to continue their tour of the Caribbean.

The mother-of-three is understood to have opted for a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while studying at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William, 39, two decades ago.

She teamed her statement garment with white trousers and eye-catching matching heels featuring a golden striped cut-out, as well as a Mulberry handbag.

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) has once again shown off her sustainable fashion credentials by re-wearing a Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while at university

Kate, 40, put on a stunning display as she left Belize with Prince William (pictured together) today, as the royal couple head to Jamaica to continue their tour of the Caribbean

Kate, 40, put on a stunning display as she left Belize with Prince William (pictured together) today, as the royal couple head to Jamaica to continue their tour of the Caribbean

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said goodbye to Belize after a four-day visit that has seen them experience the nation’s heritage, Maya culture and dance with the locals.

It is understood the Cambridges went diving at the weekend in the Caribbean country and an image of their activities is expected to be posted on their social media.

William and Kate were waved off by a group of dignitaries after being given a red-carpet farewell with a guard of honour present.

The next stop of their eight-day Caribbean tour will take them to Jamaica where later they will visit Trench Town, the Kingston neighbourhood where reggae great Bob Marley grew up. 

The Cambridges will stay in Jamaica until Thursday when they depart for the Bahamas. 

The mother-of-three is understood to have opted for a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while studying at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William, 39, two decades ago

The mother-of-three is understood to have opted for a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while studying at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William, 39, two decades ago

She teamed her statement garment with white trousers and eye-catching matching heels featuring a golden striped cut-out, as well as a Mulberry handbag

She teamed her statement garment with white trousers and eye-catching matching heels featuring a golden striped cut-out, as well as a Mulberry handbag

The couple are preparing to face further anti-royal protests during their tour of the Caribbean after a coalition of Jamaican politicians, business leaders, doctors and musicians have called in an open letter for the British monarchy to pay slavery reparations as the country marks its 60th anniversary.

And the group are expected to stage a protest today outside the British High Commission in Kingston, when William and Kate are due to arrive in the country for a two-day visit as part of their Caribbean tour.

The letter, quoted by The Independent newspaper, says: ‘We note with great concern your visit to our country Jamaica, during a period when we are still in the throes of a global pandemic and bracing for the full impact of another global crisis associated with the Russian/Ukraine war.

‘Many Jamaicans are unaware of your visit as they struggle to cope with the horrendous fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, exacerbated by pre-existing social and economic hardships inherited from our colonial past.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said goodbye to Belize after a four-day visit that has seen them experience the nation's heritage, Maya culture and dance with the locals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said goodbye to Belize after a four-day visit that has seen them experience the nation’s heritage, Maya culture and dance with the locals

‘We also note that your visit is part of the celebrations to mark the 70th Anniversary (Platinum Jubilee) of the coronation of your grandmother – and the 60th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. 

‘We see no reason to celebrate 70 years of the ascension of your grandmother to the British throne because we believe her leadership, and that of her predecessors, have perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in the history of humankind.’ 

Also today, dancehall musician Beenie Man – real name Anthony Moses Davis – said Jamaicans do not want Prince William to visit because they are still ‘controlled by the British’ and the royals are ‘not doing anything for us’. 

The Jamaican artist told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘We are just here, controlled by the British, ruled by the British law when you go in the court, it’s all about the Queen and the Queen serve and the Queen this and that.

‘But what are they doing for Jamaica? They’re not doing anything for us. If Harry was coming people would react different, people are going to meet Harry, but William… we don’t want to see that.’  

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