William and Kate to make Christmas visit to troops
William and Kate to make Christmas visit to troops
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06 December, 2018, 05:10
Sounds fantastic, Carole (or can we call you "Mum"?).
Over her seven years as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, a sighting of Kate draped-in-diamond headwear was as rare as hearing her actually speak, but 2018 has been a year of change for the royal family and part of it means a more vocal - and dutifully dressed queen-in-waiting. "On behalf of everyone back home, we would like to say thank you".
"As we approach Christmas, Catherine and I feel strongly that praise for your work and recognition of your sacrifices is exactly what is due to you all".
After handing the presents to members of 11 Squadron at RAF Akrotiri, William addressed them and said: "You all put duty first".
By making the short visit to RAF Akrotiri, the couple hope to highlight the contribution and sacrifices personnel and their families make throughout the year but especially when they are separated at Christmas.
Kate told her guests: 'William and I just wanted to pass on our huge gratitude to all of you here today.
Earlier the duchess had chatted to Barrie, 72, and Ann Macdonald, 70, from Manchester who are looking after their five-year-old grandson Harry while his parents are deployed overseas at Christmas.
Kate and William are due to fly out to the Royal Air Force base on Cyprus to visit the troops and deliver Christmas cards and gifts from their loved ones back home in the United Kingdom.
"From my time in uniform, we both know a bit of what it feels like to balance your work commitments with your family life".
The couple said they had handed over a present of a bottle of aftershave for William and Kate to take over to Cyprus. "Whereas for the families at home, there's that empty chair around the table at Christmas Day where we're normally sat".
Troops stationed at the air base will receive goody bags containing small treats like chocolate and magazine over Christmas, along with letters from cadets and parcels from military charities.
He proudly told one table how Prince George favoured his father's helicopters over the more glamorous jets like Typhoons, which fly from the base he visited.
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