A big first for Kate Middleton. If since her marriage to Prince William in 2011 the Duchess has embraced many causes and made several official commitments, becoming one of the most active members of the royal family, she and her husband had never before had the privilege. to meet aboard the Royal Train. Until Sunday December 6. Charged with making a three-day trip across Britain to thank the healthcare workers on the front lines since the Covid-19 pandemic, Kate Middleton and Prince William boarded the Royal Train for their journey, and thus travel more than 2000 kilometers in the greatest comfort.
For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge was impeccable and elegant as usual, wearing a fir green coat signed Alexander McQueen, one of her favorite designers. A long coat she had paired with a tartan scarf from York Scarves, black suede boots from Ralph Lauren and the black leather Grace Han handbag from Love Letter. Without forgetting of course her protective mask, which she has chosen in fabric since she resumed her official duties, while the second confinement was lifted on December 2 in the United Kingdom.
And they’re off! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tonight embarked on a 48-hour whirlwind tour of England, Wales and Scotland by Royal Train to thank those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. And guess who was there to see them off – only @officialShaky pic.twitter.com/zr0SjcBvDZ
– Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 6, 2020
It looks like the Duchess is in her @McQueen coat and Strathearn tartan scarf for the start of the #RoyalTrainTour. pic.twitter.com/cWLcXF6U0o
– WhatKateWore.com (@WhatKateWore) December 6, 2020
NEW: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been serenaded by rock n roll legend Shakin ‘Stevens, as they left London tonight for the start of their UK’ thank you ‘tour https://t.co/rPpR6OgKP6
– Russell Myers (@rjmyers) December 6, 2020
The Cambridges had “no reason to borrow it yet”
If Kate Middleton and Prince William have waited so long before boarding the Royal Train, it is mainly because so far they had “no reason to take it”. Meghan Markle had already been there for her first trip with Elizabeth II, but had probably not been able to take advantage of the lounges and bedrooms that are on board and which are reserved for the four senior members of the royal family, namely Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. However, for several years, the queen has opted for regular service trains in order to minimize expenses, as the train is the preferred means of transport, and preferred, of Windsor. But for Kate Middleton and Prince William, she saw fit to make it available, in a particular context.
Kate Middleton and Prince William © © Newspix International