Kate Middleton and Prince William both of whom are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hosting early Christmas party for families of soldiers deployed on active duty in Cyprus.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton hosted the Christmas party at the Kensington Palace, which saw families and children of deployed personnel from the Royal Air Force all gathered at the palace to have fun with games and other fun activities.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton while welcoming her guests to the party gave this speech:
“It’s really lovely to see you all here. Not only are we grateful for you coming here to join our party, but also for the sacrifices you make on a daily basis on behalf of the nation.”
“I can’t imagine how it feels when your loved ones are away on active service over Christmas or at those special family moments.”
We are really looking forward to flying to Royal Air Force in Cyprus tomorrow and meeting some of the mums and dads of the little ones we have met today. I am sure they will be thrilled with all your cards and gifts, so thank you for posting them today.”
“The absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year. William and I, however, hope that today shows, in some small way, how much you are all valued.”
We should never forget our military families and all the service you do for us all.”