The message urged William and Kate that they use their platforms “to redefine the relationship between the British Monarchy, people of Jamaica” and concluded: “We are of view that an apology…is necessary for beginning a process to heal, forgiven, and compensate.”

William and Kate embarked an eight-day royal Caribbean tour at the behest of the Queen as a way to strengthen ties with countries in the Commonwealth, according to the Associated Press. The couple kicked off their trip in Belize over the weekend, but canceled a scheduled visit to a local village amid protests from residents.

“We can confirm that due to sensitive issues involving the community in Indian Creek, the visit has been moved to a different location,” Kensington Palace announced on March 19. Further details will follow.”

The Duke and Duchess touched down in JamaicaOn March 22, Next, they are scheduled to travel to The Bahamas.