Kate Middleton and Prince William to throw Christmas party for children of military personnel to honor troops away from home
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning to throw a Christmas party for the children of all military personnel who are away from home during the holiday season
Christmas is fast approaching, and our favorite royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are spreading the joy of the holiday season far and wide, starting with the troops that are away from home on such a festive occasion. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as per reports, are planning to throw a Christmas party for the children of all military personnel who are away from home during the holiday season.
The royal couple is scheduled to complete two official engagements during the first week of December, which also includes a Christmas party for families and children of personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham who are serving in Cyprus.
The Kensington Palace said that the Duke and Duchess want to "acknowledge and honor" the fact that 7,500 military personnel are deployed overseas, while others are away from home on exercises and may miss out on time with their families over the festive period.
It will be on Wednesday, December 5, when Kate and William will fly to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to meet with personnel, families, and members of the local community. As is known, the royal family has always maintained close links with the Armed Forces and both William and his brother Harry have previously served in the British Army.
Prince William after graduating from Sandhurst military academy in 2006 was commissioned into the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry. After completing two years there, he received his RAF wings from his father, the Prince of Wales, and transferred from the Army to the RAF and made Flight Lieutenant Wales.
In addition to their royal duties, Christmas is going to exceptionally busy for the royal couple, since they will be enjoying their first as a family-of-five after Kate gave birth to their third child Prince Louis in April. Last year, the couple spent Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen and members of the royal family, but it is not yet clear if they will follow suit in 2018.
It is currently being speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may skip Christmas at Sandringham with Queen in favor of spending December 25 at the Middleton home in Berkshire. The rumors arose when Kate's brother James said in an interview that he was looking forward to a family Christmas this year since it would give the Middletons a chance to "regroup".
James said, "I welcome people into our family home. I want it to feel like it's their home. There'll be turkey, champagne and some wine. For me, it's all about family. It's one where we can all regroup."