Prince William raised red flag with PR team over Land Rover shoot in Jamaica

Prince William is said to have raised a "red flag" concern with his PR team over a Land Rover shoot on his tour of the Caribbean.

The Duke of Cambridge, along with wife Kate Middleton, undertook a tour which was met with protests demanding apologies and reparations over Britain's slaving past.

One particular moment of controversy came from the decision to carry Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in the same Land Rover that toured the Queen and Prince Philip during their 1953 tour.

The decision has been strongly criticised, but reports indicate it was Prince William who first raised concerns over using the historic vehicle.

Royal experts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed the Land Rover photographs, with Fiorito pointing out that "in their defence" Prince William had pointed out the Land Rover may be a "red flag".

She said: "He told his PR team. They said the Ministry of Defence in Jamaica really wants this. They have so much pride about this vehicle and that they still have it at this moment.

"They [William and Kate] are aware of the controversy and that royal tours can't be the same."

The podcasting pair then quoted a listener on what they thought of the "red flag" incident, which has seen William and Kate condemned for allegedly "colonial" ideals after riding in the Land Rover.

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The listener said: "At this point, they better be setting up crisis meetings and strategy sessions as soon as William and Kate get back to London.

"The whole royal tour tradition has to be revisited, the game plan will have to change, if what's happened this week doesn't result in a complete systems overhaul then the whole monarchy cannot survive."

Royal correspondent Rebecca English was also noted, with Daily Express reporting that "the whole ethos" of royal touring will change to "more celebratory, less cerebral".

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