Jamaican activists, as well as prominent professors, politicians and other leaders, have rejected a visit by Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence and the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, calling on the United Kingdom to apologise and pay reparations for hundreds of years of slavery. Al Jazeera reports that in an open letter published on the weekend, 100 Jamaican leaders said they saw “no reason to celebrate” the Queen’s coronation “because her leadership, and that of her predecessors, have perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in the history of humankind”.