In an interview with Chief Royal Correspondent Jack Royston and royal commentator Kristen Meinzer, royal biographer Omid Scobie made this claim.
He mentioned the Cambridges’ Caribbean tour, calling it a “missed opportunity” because of their “traditional format.”
“With a tour like this, you’re visiting former British colonies, countries that have a deep history when it comes to slavery that was mostly overseen by Britain, and the royal family at times,” he was quoted as saying in Newsweek.
“It’s impossible to embark on a journey like that without feeling compelled to acknowledge it in some way,” he continued.
“I believe it was partly because this trip was intended to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee… in the process, [it] completely forgot about being respectful or mindful of the political climates in each country.”
“There was no one there to identify [the fence photographs] as potentially problematic,” he added. Because we know the reality is that the couple was simply trying to meet as many people as possible—there was nothing sinister behind those images—it was the thoughtlessness that was the problem.”