Prince William and Kate thank British troops in Cyprus

Angelo Anderson
December 6, 2018

William and I, however, hope that today shows, in some small way, how much you are all valued'.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Cyprus to deliver gifts to United Kingdom service personnel who will be on duty - and away from family - at Christmas.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace, London, where she is a hosting a Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.

At the event, William gave a rousing speech to the troops, saying, "We know this isn't easy for you or your wives, husbands, children and friends back in the United Kingdom but on behalf of everyone at home, we'd like to say a big thank you".

William began the visit by thanking the Armed Forces deployed overseas on behalf of the nation.

Prince George had some adorably proud words for his dad Prince William before his trip to Cyprus on Tuesday!

Britain's Prince William right and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base near the south coastal city
Prince William and Kate bring gifts to RAF base in Cyprus

Tabloids had claimed that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, had gotten upset with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, over how she treated Kate's staff.

After attending the Queen's diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace last night, the couple flew out of RAF Brize Norton early this morning.

There's gratitude for you - you invite military families to a big Christmas party, and then someone thumps you with a snowball.

She said she had some idea how the relatives felt at this time of year as William, a former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, had served in the Falklands for six weeks in 2012. The royal couple also passed out presents to the Squadron 11. "Whereas for the families at home, there's that empty chair around the table at Christmas Day where we're normally sat".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make a flying visit to British troops on Wednesday to wish them a "Merry Christmas". A large portion of them have children who will have a parent away over the festive period.

People did confirm, though, that Kate was "left in tears" after a fitting for Princess Charlotte's dress for Meghan and Prince Harry's royal wedding.


Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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