Kate Middleton and Prince William donned face masks and their best-looking coats for a joyful tour across Britain aboard the Royal Train.
The couple had more or less decided to play Santa Claus and zig-zag accross visiting towns and cities in England, Wales, and Scotland to spread cheers.
The royal couple embarked on the early Christmas train trip to reach out to the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who put their lives at risk to help the millions of Britons struck with the coronavirus.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s much-talked-about tour of England, Scotland, and Wales ended with a lot of fanfare.
Kate and William hit their final stop at Windsor Castle where they met with Queen Elizabeth II while respecting the social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19.
Prince William and his wife also took part in photo-ops with senior members, including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne were present at the family gathering.
Note that both Prince William and his father, Prince Charles, had contracted the coronavirus and have recovered.
The Queen and the rest of the royal family enjoyed a performance of beautiful Christmas carols by the Salvation Army band. Royal fans loved the tour, European politicians not so much.
“This is such a brilliant way to end the tour. Everything so perfectly executed – we are proud to be British”, claimed a social media enthusiast.
“I think it’s a wonderful thing you have done. I’m a frontline worker and would of been honored to see both of you,” revealed this nurse.
Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Health Minister, did an interview with BBC Radio 4 where he said Kate and William’s mission was useless and might create confusion for the British people.
He shared: “I’d rather that no-one had unnecessary visits, and people always have divisive views about the monarchy.”
He added: “But their visit isn’t an excuse for people to say that they are confused about what they are being asked to do.”
Gething went on to explain: “I’m not particularly bothered or interested because I don’t think that is going to be an excuse for people to say, ‘I should go and behave in a different way, and I should act as if the harm that is being seen in front of us in every part of our healthcare system is not taking place.'”
It is believed that Kate and her husband might have stepped on the travel regulations for their non-essential U.K. tour.
At the moment, it is not authorized to travel from England to Scotland unless the citizen has a reasonable excuse.
A source close to the royal couple defended the trip by saying: “The duke and duchess have visited both Scotland and Wales to thank frontline workers and meet people. The whole visit has been meeting people and thanking them for their work throughout the pandemic, and the visits were planned in consultation with the U.K., Scottish and Welsh governments.”
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who was against the tour along with the rest of the Scottish Government, added: “The Scottish Government was advised about the intention to visit, and we made sure that the Royal Household were aware, as you would expect, of the restrictions in place in Scotland so that could inform both the decision and the planning of the visit. Any more questions on that should be directed to the Royal household.”
William and Kate made a stop at Cardiff Castle to visit a Toast Your Own Marshmallow stall and spoke to students from Welsh universities.