Argentina says it considers the Falkland Islands a colonial throwback. Ahead of Prince William's deployment, Argentina's foreign ministry said: “Argentines are saddened that Prince William will arrive on our soil in the uniform of a conquistador, and not with the wisdom of a statesman who works for peace and dialogue between nations.” But Britain has turned the colonial argument on its head. "What the Argentineans have been saying recently, I would argue, is far more like colonialism because these people want to remain British and the Argentineans want them to do something else," Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted by The Telegraph as saying in January.
Argentina has reiterated that it does not want war. Instead, it wants a diplomatic solution, insisting that Britain comply with a United Nations resolution calling for negotiations between the two countries. Britain has so far refused to hear Argentina’s arguments.