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Prince William and Kate are guests of honour at Jamaica dinner – best photos

With reporting by Emily Nash, who is on tour with the Cambridges

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dazzled as guests of honour at a special dinner hosted by the Governor General of Jamaica. Stepping out on Wednesday evening, William and Kate looked like the ultimate royal power couple as they arrived at King's House in Kingston.

The Duchess looked incredible in an emerald green dress with sequin detailing, a bardot neckline and an organza trim. The dress was designed by Jenny Packham, a staple of Kate's closet.

William, who was dapper in a suit, was tasked with delivering a speech at the event, where he acknowledged the unrest triggered by his and Kate's visit. The royals are on an eight-day tour of the Caribbean to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and upon arriving in Jamaica, they faced protests from campaigners calling for the UK to apologise and pay reparations for slavery. Similar calls have been made in the Bahamas, where the couple are due to fly into on Thursday.

See the best photos from the evening below…

HELLO!'s Royal Editor, Emily Nash, is on the ground with the Cambridges on their royal Caribbean tour.

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Kate stole the show, wearing the bold Jenny Packham green dress.

She kept her hair up off her face, and added two medals on to the dress; the Royal Family Order, and GCVO Star.

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Kate made her entrance with Lady Patricia Allen, the wife of Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen 

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The couple were in high spirits as they attended the dinner and were greeted by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and his wife Lady Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness, and other members of government.

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A close-up look of the Duchess' stunning evening attire including the jewelry which was loaned by the Queen.

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Kate paired her look with stunning gold and emerald drop earrings, and a bracelet, both from Her Majesty the Queen’s Emerald Tassel Parure, but she kept her neck free of jewelry. 


William told guests at the dinner that "strongly agrees" with  his father, Prince Charles, "who said in Barbados last year that the appalling atrocity of slavery forever stains our history. I want to express my profound sorrow. Slavery was abhorrent. And it should never have happened." 

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William also praised the Windrush Generation, who emigrated from the Caribbean to the UK to help it rebuild after World War Two, saying: "We are forever grateful for the immense contribution that this generation and their descendants have made to British life, which continues to enrich and improve our society."

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