A three-day trip to Great Britain by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended in Windsor Castle (Photo: Rex).
The visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Royal Train throughout Great Britain ended this afternoon at Windsor Castle, where the Queen joined them to thank the local volunteers and key staff.
It is the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that a 94-year-old nun, her son Prince Charles, and other high-ranking members of the royal family have been seen in public en masse.
On the steps of her house, where she welcomed William and Kate, she could attend a Christmas carol.
The couple were in a socially isolated position nearby, as were the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Earl and Countess of Wessex and Queen Anne’s daughter.
Despite the festivities at the gates of Windsor Castle, there was no trace of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Philip, and many social networking sites asked where he was.
Although he officially resigned from the Royal Office in August 2017, the 99-year-old man, who will turn 100 in six months’ time, is often called The Queen’s Companion.
Kate and William stand back and talk to the queen.
The monarch was invited for a song concert on the steps of Windsor Castle.
Cambridge’s journey in support of the nation has attracted veiled criticism from ministers in Wales and Scotland who have expressed concern over the timing of the visits, while Covidian issues are still widespread and many parts of Britain are subject to strict Covidian rules.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he thought the 1,250-mile drive was a welcome boost to morale after Downing Street officials initially refused to say it was consistent with coronavirus restrictions.
The queen could sing in peace, accompanied by the Salvation Army, while the band played festive tunes, including Hark The Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel.
Commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill, the territorial leaders of the Salvation Army in Great Britain and the Irish Republic, came to speak to the Queen, who told them that no one else was allowed to sing.
Mr. Cotteryll declared later: The queen said she was happy that we could play carols because she thought it was the only time she could hear them and she was disappointed that we didn’t sing.
Prince Philip disappeared from the royal occupation (Photo: AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II talks to her son Prince Charles and his wife Camille, Duchess of Cornwall (Photo: AFP).
Sometimes we play musicians, and sometimes we’re a choir. At an event like this it is best to have a group, because you can hear it from miles away.
added Ms. Cotteryll: I saw the queen say a few words, so that was good.
After the Queen’s departure, the rest of the royal family joined volunteers and local benefactors in a tent where guests were served mulled wine and non-alcoholic punch with meat pies.
Contrary to the opinion of Welsh and Scottish politicians, Sarah Cottle, 49, a kindergarten teacher, said it was great that the Cambridges went on this tour, it was good to see that they recognized the work that the schools did.
The queen was seen singing carols (picture: Getty).
The event was held to thank volunteers and important municipal employees (Photo: AFP ).
Earlier, the Welsh Minister of Health, Vaughan Gent, said that he would prefer that no one visited unnecessarily before William and Kate went to Cardiff Castle to meet the students.
These comments follow a veiled criticism from Scottish Prime Minister Nicholas Sturgeon, who pointed out that his office had clearly set out the restrictions that existed prior to yesterday’s trip from Cambridge to Edinburgh.
When asked whether the couple had abided by the rules, Representative No B. and Mrs B. and Mrs B. replied. 10. I note in general terms that we have put in place the system that now exists at regional level and the guidelines we ask people to follow.
But an hour later, Testimony 10 confirmed Mr. Johnson’s support.
Kate and William’s tour was marred by veiled criticism of Scottish and Welsh politicians (Photo: AFP).
Spokesman #10 said… The Prime Minister welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their extremely valuable train journey through England, Scotland and Wales.
This tour gives a welcome boost to the morale of the front line workers who did so much during the pandemic.
The couple began the third and final day of the tour with a visit to Cardiff Castle, where they met university students and heard about the mental health problems they had experienced during the pandemic.
During the interview, William and Kate admitted that they were struggling with their Christmas plans, suggesting that they had not yet decided who to spend the holiday season with.
It’s so hard, we’re always trying to make plans. It’s hard to know what’s best to do, the duke said.
At Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, William told the NHS nurses that there was light at the end of the tunnel when he congratulated them on their efforts to build Covid-19.
The Duke and Duchess also spoke of the good news when the first coronavirus vaccines were introduced, and at the Cleve Court Nursing Home in Tverton, Bath, they paid tribute to the efforts of staff throughout the country.
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