The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a video clip of themselves swimming with sharks while scuba diving in Belize in recognition of the country’s conservation efforts to protect their beautiful marine environment.
The royal couple are on their first-ever official Caribbean tour, which takes place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
In the music video, Kate and William can be seen jumping into the sea to experience the magnificent coral reef, which is the second largest in the world, up close. William can also be seen checking Kate with the OK hand sign, which she signals to him.
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“Really fantastic to see the underwater environment here in Belize,” the Duke can be heard saying on the clip. “And to see all the wonderful work they’ve done to protect the marine environment.”
In a statement on Instagram, the Duke and Duchess wrote: “Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world. While the effects of climate change are evident, the Government of Belize and communities across the country deserve huge recognition for their efforts to restore this incredible marine environment – with a commitment to protect 30% of it by 2030.
“On Sunday we were fortunate enough to spend some time snorkeling at South Water Caye, just above Belize’s spectacular Barrier Reef. It was a privilege to see first-hand ocean conservation work first hand. plan made here.”
Prince William and Prince Harry are known for their shared passion for conservation and for speaking out against climate change.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess have been busy with their tour so far, having attended a special reception at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech and visited the Chiquibul Forest to see the Caracol, an iconic ancient Mayan archaeological site .
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