• Kate Middleton and Prince William toured Trench Town Culture Yard Museum, where Bob Marley lived, on their first day in Jamaica
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met some Jamaican sports stars, including the recent Olympics bobsleigh team
  • The couple also joined some young soccer players on a local soccer field

Kate Middleton and Prince William are exploring Jamaica for the next leg of their Caribbean tour.

After three days in Belize, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Tuesday in Jamaica, where they first visited Trench Town, Kingston — the birthplace of reggae music and home of two of Jamaica's top Premier League football club teams, Arnett Gardens and Boys' Town, People reported.

While there, Prince William and Duchess Kate joined some young soccer players on a local soccer field, with the duke taking part in a quick game and showing off his athletic prowess as his wife cheered him on.

Simon Perry, People's chief foreign correspondent, shared clips from Prince William's soccer game on Twitter.

The royals also met soccer stars Raheem Sterling and Leon Bailey — the latter of whom plays for Prince William's favorite soccer team, Aston Villa — and members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team who recently competed in the Olympic Games in Beijing.

After meeting the Jamaican sports stars, Prince William and Middleton toured the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum, where Bob Marley lived. While there, the couple joined in some live music and played the drums.

Marley referenced Trench Town in his hit song, "No Woman No Cry," which contains the lyrics: "the government yard in Trench Town." He also named a song after the neighborhood.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared photos of their first day in Jamaica via their Twitter account to keep the royal fans who are following their Caribbean tour updated.

"Jamaica has made an extraordinary contribution towards music and sport globally, of which we saw on display today," Prince William and Middleton wrote in one post.

"What an incredible day at Trench Town - the birthplace of reggae music in the heart of Kingston," the couple said in another tweet.

Trench Town Culture Yard manager Donnette Dowe said she hopes that Prince William and Duchess Kate's tour will encourage tourists to start visiting again after tourism was heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I'm excited about that, that the prince chose to visit our community," she told the Jamaica Gleaner.

According to the manager, the couple's arrival has already provided them some benefits in the form of short-term employment for some residents.

Prince William and Middleton will stay in Jamaica until Wednesday before flying to the Bahamas for the final leg of their eight-day Caribbean tour.

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Church on the Street on January 20th, 2022 in Burnley, England. Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images