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Prince William and Kate visit Bahamas island affected by hurricane on final day of royal tour

With additional reporting by Emily Nash, who is on tour with…

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Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: 26 March 2022
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have started the final day of their royal tour and it began with a trip to the Abaco region of the Bahamas.

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Abaco is made up of several islands and archipelagos in the north of the Bahamas. However, tragedy struck the location in 2019 after Hurricane Dorian hit causing widespread destruction and loss of life. The royal pair visited the island to learn about the impact of the storm and to see how communities are still recovering two years on from the disaster.

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The visit makes up part of their final day of their tour, which has been hit by protests during their time in both Belize and Jamaica.

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The Duchess looked so elegant in her pink Rixo dress, and she even brought a matching pink clutch bag with her.

WATCH: Prince William and Kate Middleton meet with those affected by Hurricane Dorian

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William and Kate visited the Daystar Evangelical Church where they heard first-hand what it was like to be on the island when it was hit by the hurricane.

They were greeted by Pastor Silbert Mills, who explained that one of the three church buildings was "completely destroyed, taken off its foundation".

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The royal also heard from local residents about how they were affected by the Category Five storm.

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The Duchess showed just how caring she is, when she picked a flower and spoke to a young boy as the royals visited a memorial wall for those who lost their lives when the hurricane hit.

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The royals left a bouquet of flowers at the memorial wall as they paid their respects to the victims.

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Their next stop was at a local Fish Fry, where they met vendors who prepared for them a delicious looking meal of Bahamian cuisine.

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Kate made sure to tuck in to some tasty conch, which is said to have the same effect as viagra.

"I'm a little bit more adventurous than William is," she joked after having the delicacy.

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But William has able to find something for himself when he discovered the bar.

He slapped the bar top and said: 'This is my stop!' The royal was offered a Gullywash – coconut juice with condensed milk.

He seemed to enjoy it and joked: "You guys talk amongst yourself I’m staying here."

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There was then time for the royals to meet their fans and take some memorable photos!

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Their next stop was to the island of Grand Bahama, where they visisted the Grand Bahama Children's Home, which has provided a home environment for children unable to live with their parents since 1977.

The Duke and Duchess spent time with the children there, and heard from staff about how they've created the warm environment for them to grwo up in.

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Their final engagement saw them visit Coral Vita, the inaugural winner of the Earthshot Prize, which was launched by William.

The project aims to help revive coral reefs by farming coral on the land before planting them in the ocean.

The royals were able to see firsthand how the coral is grown, as well as hearing from the group how the Earthshot Prize is helping them to protect ecosystems that are under threat.

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