While this year 2020 plunged the world into a context of health crisis, it was just as trying on the side of the monarchy. Thus, Kate Middleton and Prince William prefer not to wish a “Merry Christmas” to their admirers, as they explained on the Twitter account of Kensington Palace (quoted by the British tabloid The Daily Mail), this Friday, December 25 . “Wishing a Merry Christmas doesn’t seem right this year,” the lovebirds began, “so we’re hoping for a better year 2021 instead.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in particular sent a thought to those celebrating Christmas alone, guiding them to associations that can come to their aid in case of need.
“This Christmas our thoughts are with those of you who spend the day alone, those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one, and those of you who are on the front lines and still coming together. the energy to put their own lives on hold to watch over us. ” Here, Kate Middleton and Prince William make particular reference to healthcare workers, among other workers, now fighting the coronavirus pandemic on a daily basis. The parents of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis preferred not to follow the example of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles who, for their part, wished happy festivities to the British nation and to the whole world.
Wishing a merry Christmas doesn’t feel right this year, so instead we’re wishing for a better 2021. For those struggling today, there is support available: @GiveUsAShout @MindCharity @samaritans @theCALMzone @TheSilverLineUK @OurFrontlineUK @NHSCharities @RoyalVolService
– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 25, 2020
A Christmas against a background of controversy
Because, in fact, the celebration is not up to date in the eyes of the crown prince and his wife. In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, Kate Middleton and Prince William have recently been under fire from critics and at the heart of heated controversy due to irresponsible behavior. Forced to celebrate Christmas away from Her Majesty Elizabeth II but also from the parents of the Duchess, the couple decided to stroll on the grounds on the fringes of the royal residence, not far from Anmer Hall, in the company of their three children. … but also from the family of Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex. A considerable misstep since the two families violated a health rule imposed by the British government since September 2020. Namely, the one indicating that gatherings of more than six people were prohibited to counter the spread of Covid-19.
2021, a better year for Kate Middleton and Prince William?
An outcry in particular because of the first exemplary behavior of Kate Middleton and Prince William, but also following two positive coronavirus diagnoses within the royal family. In November 2020, the Duke of Cambridge had revealed himself to have suffered from the viral disease in the shadows, his father, him, having revealed his diagnosis in broad daylight six months before. But if this year 2020 ends against a backdrop of introspection, controversy or even mea culpa, the Cambridge are closer than ever to reconciliation with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. They can even celebrate Pippa Middleton’s second pregnancy.
Christmas under pressure ©