Kate and Prince William grin in ‘Cool Runnings’ bobsleigh and Duchess plays drum in Jamaica


KATE and Wills grinned with delight as they were coaxed into a “Cool Runnings” bobsleigh.

The sled was the one used to race in the Winter Olympics in Beijing by the Jamaican team who had practised during lockdown by pushing a Mini car.

Prince William sitting in the Cool Runnings bobsleight
The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand at drumming

The royal couple are on a tour of the Caribbean

William was astonished at how fast the bobsleigh travelled, saying: “Ninety-five mph? Really?”

Chris Stokes, who competed at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics made famous in movie Cool Runnings, said: “I had the honour of being introduced to the Duke and Duchess. It’s great they came.”

Kate, who wore a dress in the colours of the Jamaican flag, got a pop-star welcome and played the bongos at the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum where reggae star Bob Marley lived and wrote hit No Woman No Cry.

William later slipped on a number ten vest and had a kickabout with England ace Raheem Sterling and Villa striker Leon Bailey.

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Sterling had been given special permission by England boss Gareth Southgate to join the royals in Jamaica, ahead of Saturday’s international against Switzerland.

A noisy crowd rattled fences as the duke swapped passes with the Manchester City star.

William had forgotten to bring trainers and went over and asked an aide if anyone had any.

“I don’t suppose you have any trainers?”, another aide said to a man standing close by.

But the Duke carried on regardless and drew cheers from the crowd as he assisted Sterling for a winner in a 1-0 nailbiter.

The royal couple had been greeted in Jamaica by ex-Miss World and politician Lisa Hanna, 46, and welcomed to the Governor General’s home.

William and Kate were coaxed into the bobsleigh

The Duke of Cambridge enjoyed a kickabout