Kate Middleton Has the Best Princess Reaction to Sampling Conch During Bahamas Fish Fry Visit

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watches as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tries Conch Salad during their visit to a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas. Abaco was dramatically hit by Hurricane Dorian which saw winds of up to 185mph and left devastation in its wake. Their Royal Highnesses are learning about the impact of the hurricane and see how communities are still being rebuilt more than two years on.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have been immersed in Bahamian culture during their visit to the Caribbean country — from a lively Junkanoo street festival to sailing on the azure waters of Montagu Bay.

For their final day in The Bahamas on Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Abaco’s main island and visited a Fish Fry — a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place that is found on every island in The Bahamas.

During the outing, William and Kate met vendors who prepared a taste of Bahamian cuisine, including the local favorite — conch salad.

“I’m a little bit more adventurous than William is!” Kate said as she stepped up to sample a piece of conch.

The royal had one reaction to the taste after she expertly took a bite.

“That was lovely,” Kate said.

The Duchess of Cambridge even stepped behind the counter to make conch salad herself as Jade Adderley, a vendor at the Fish Fry in Dundas Town, Abaco, looked on.

“I’m not as fast as you!” Kate told him.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge learns how to prepare Conch Salad during a visit to a Fish Fry –  a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge learns how to prepare Conch Salad during a visit to a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

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They also met locals on a royal walkabout. They were especially attentive to the younger children who came out to meet them.

At one point, William brought a young photographer to meet Kate. Kate, who is an amateur photographer, chatted with the young girl about her camera and they looked at her pictures together.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks at a photograph on a camera with a child during a visit to a Fish Fry –  a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks at a photograph on a camera with a child during a visit to a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

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Earlier in the day, they learned about the impact that Hurricane Dorian had on the islands of Abaco and saw how communities are still being rebuilt more than two years later.

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The next and last stop on their final day in The Bahamas — and of their week-long Caribbean tour — will be to Grand Bahama Island to meet with one of William’s Earthshot Prize winners, Coral Vita, and see their ground-breaking ideas for restoring and preserving reefs.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a Fish Fry –  a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in The Bahamas on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

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Although they have received warm welcomes from many locals during their visits to Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, they are also encountering mounting tensions in the Caribbean nations where William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, remains head of state.

The rising tide of social and economic justice movements — including calls for slavery reparations and indigenous rights expansion — are rapidly reshaping contemporary views of the monarchy at a time when it is in transition: As Elizabeth, 95, marks 70 years on the throne, William , 39, and Kate, 40, are increasingly the modern face of both the family and the institution.

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