It is an honor that she has been waiting for for almost ten years and her marriage to Prince William. Since 2011, Kate Middleton has had the opportunity to represent the British Crown on numerous occasions, has been offered several honorary titles and has been named patron of associations dear to her heart. But there is one advantage she has never enjoyed before: that of taking a seat on the Royal Train. The reason ? According to the Mirror, the Duchess of Cambridge has not yet had “any reason to borrow it”. After years of waiting, Kate Middleton will finally be able to take it for the very first time. This Sunday, December 6, with Prince William, she will leave for a three-day visit to Great Britain to thank the nursing staff, mobilized for many months against the coronavirus pandemic. Over the next few days, the couple will travel to England, Scotland and Wales. And to travel the 2,000 kilometers that await them, Prince William and Kate Middleton will therefore take place in the Royal Train.
The couple will thus meet front-line workers, volunteers but also nursing home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and students to hear them talk about their “experiences, sacrifices and the inspiring work they have accomplished all. throughout this difficult year, ”as their office explained. While spending the night on this train commissioned in 1842 by Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make stops in cities across the country to celebrate the resilience of communities and pay tribute to those who faced Covid-19, which has killed more than 60,000 people in the UK. “The Duke and Duchess look forward to highlighting the incredible work that has been done across the country throughout this difficult year and to share their gratitude on behalf of the nation for all who support their local communities leading up to Christmas “, said one of their spokespersons.
The Royal Train, a well-kept mystery
For their very first trip aboard the Royal Train, Prince William and Kate Middleton will also be highlighting the arts, heritage and performing arts sector in the UK. A real honor for the couple, who will thus enter one of the most mysterious “residences” of the British royal family. Inaugurated by Queen Adelaide, the Royal Train very regularly welcomes Her Masjesté Elizabeth II, who likes to travel on board to reach her vacation homes or honor her commitments. And if Kate Middleton and Prince William have never had the opportunity to travel with this train, this is not the case for Meghan Markle. A few weeks after her marriage to Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex had indeed been invited by the monarch on board the Royal Train to go with her to Cheshire. His later years, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have also borrowed repeatedly.
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