People here pride themselves on the welcome offered to visitors – tourism is the country’s mainstay after all. But behind the red carpet and guard of honour upon arrival, the royal couple’s trip was met with pervasive apathy mixed with simmering resentment.
- Gemma Handy
It was not always this way. Decades ago, the royals were greeted like “deities”, says local historian Ivor Ford.
“We would all turn out to see them and wave flags. I suppose we didn’t know better then,” he muses.
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