All you need to know about former Miss World politician Lisa Hanna pictured with Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Caribbean tour is well underway, with the couple having landed in Jamaica, their second stop, on 22 March.

Kate, 40, and Prince William, 39, spent three nights in Belize before heading off to Jamaica, and are set to finish their tour with a trip to the Bahamas.

The royal couple arrived at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, and stepped off the plane to an official welcome.

Among those present for William and Kate's arrival was Lisa Hanna, who was filmed having a seemingly 'awkward' conversation with Kate.

Lisa, who is a powerful figure in Jamaican politics, has since taken to Instagram to refute the claims and explain how her encounter with the Duchess was "very interactive and pleasant".

Here's everything you need to know about Lisa Hanna…

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Who is Lisa Hanna?

Lisa, 46, is a political and former beauty queen. She is a member of the opposition People's National Party, and currently serves as Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South East.

Lisa was crowned Miss World in 1993, and was the third Jamaican to ever win the historic title.

She went on try her hand at acting, and starred in romantic comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Following this, she began hosting Jamaican talk show Our Voices, before heading to the US to be a guest presenter on Xtra.

After a year over in America, Lisa returned to Jamaica and began working as a communications consultant in New Kingston.

In 2007, the 46 year old won the seat for St. Ann South East, and alongside her duties as a MP, she served as opposition spokesperson on Information, Youth and Culture up to December 2011.

In 2011, Lisa's party, the People's National Party, were elected into power and she was then appointed Minister of Youth and Culture.

The party then lost power in 2016.

Away from politics, Lisa is married to restauranteur Richard Lake, with the couple tying the knot back in December 2017. The pair run a manufacturing, commercial warehouse and shipping company in Jamaica, titled Lydford Logistics.

Lisa was previously married to David Panton, who she welcomed a son, Alexander, with in 2001. Lisa and David married in 1999 and divorced in 2004.

The politician has become a hugely influential figure in Jamaican politics, and boasts over 469,000 followers on Instagram where she regularly shares updates on her work.

The People's National Party is committed to removing the Queen as head of state and wants to lobby Britain for reparations.

Lisa took to Instagram to address her meeting with Kate recently, writing: "Today I welcomed Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate to Jamaica on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in celebration of the Queen’s platinum Jubilee.

"We had a very interactive and pleasant conversation throughout the proceedings as we talked about family, our cultures and our people.

She added: "There’s no doubt at this time that we all seek our true independence and want to develop systems & strategies where we become free from the monarchy. But until then we will always remain a courteous and respectful country.

"I am a firm believer in reparations and as such when I was Minister of Youth and Culture I led the reparations committee which made strides in developing submissions to Britain which examined the economic cost of slavery to our country.

"I welcome them wholeheartedly with our warm hospitality, and look forward to us having productive discussions about our future."

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