An air of Christmas is already being felt across the Channel … With less than a month before the end of the year celebrations, the special engagements of the members of the British Crown have already started. This Tuesday, November 30 in particular, Prince William was visiting the city of Leeds. There, the Duke of Cambridge met Afghan refugees who were able to flee their country thanks to aid put in place by the United Kingdom. Particularly moved to meet these families, forced to leave everything behind after the Taliban seizure of power, Prince William spoke with them for a long time. “The most important thing is that you are safe now. You have a bright future. You could not be more welcome here. Thank you for everything you have done for us,” he told them, touched by what they went through to leave their country.
Prince William, who was greeted with applause, sat down with two families who fled Kabul last September to come to the UK. One of the fathers told Kate Middleton’s husband that their departure from Kabul had been particularly difficult, as were their first experiences in their quarantine hotel in the UK, but that he felt very welcome in Yorkshire and that he was optimistic about a “bright and exciting future” in the UK. The Duke of Cambridge then visited CATCH, a group of youth-led charities working to end hate crimes in Leeds. There, he chatted with members but also fed the charity’s companion goats on their educational farm.
Prince William: what has he planned for Christmas?
And the next few days are going to be busy for the Cambridges. On December 8, they will organize a show at Westminste Abbey. “This Christmas, we celebrate the incredible work of individuals and organizations across the nation who go above and beyond to support their communities,” read their Instagram accounts. According to Kensington Palace, this service “will be a celebration of life in our communities, and illustrate how acts of kindness, empathy and love can nourish and reconnect us.” This year, the Cambridges have three Christmas parties planned: first at Anmer Hall, Norfolk, with a small celebration, then a family reunion with Queen Elizabeth II, this time at Sandringham, and finally , the whole family will reunite with those close to Kate Middleton.
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