Kate Middleton Reveals That Prince Louis Is Already Practicing His Royal Wave

Lawrence Kim
December 6, 2018

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.

He also praised the sacrifices of their families, many of whom the couple had met on Tuesday, when they held a party at Kensington Palace and collected gifts to transport to the base.

"It's sad we won't be home for Christmas, but to get that personal message from them with the duke and duchess is lovely".

'Not only are we grateful for you coming here to join our party, but also for the sacrifices you make on a daily basis on behalf of the nation. "As someone whose husband has served, I know how hard it feels when a loved one leaves home to do the job they've trained for".

"When William served in the Falklands or went search and rescue, I remember how it felt".

"The absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year", Kate continued.

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

They met personnel from 11 and 31 Squadrons, operating Typhoon and Tornado aircraft, who have been flying missions in support of Operation SHADER, the UK's contribution to the ongoing campaign against Isis in Syria and Iraq.

"Yesterday they were all talking about what we do at the party and I guess all the families are proud of what we do and serving". But luckily, not all hope was lost - George made sure to ask dad to take a photo of a helicopter if she saw one today in Cyprus, and we're sure William obliged his sweet son!

Kate and Prince William traveled on Wednesday to Cyprus where they helped spread holiday cheer, meeting with military personnel and families living at the base.

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. "Or maybe that should be flexitarian", she said.

"From my time in uniform, we both know a bit of what it feels like to balance your work commitments with your family life", William told troops.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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