Prince William and Kate Middleton took some time out of their day to speak with army personnel
As ever, November sees the United Kingdom acknowledge the men and women lost in conflict over the years.
Last weekend we saw Prince William lay a wreath at the Cenotaph, where he rubbed shoulders with Boris Johnson and several other former British Prime Ministers who were there to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers.
While the month is only getting started, Kate and William have been doing their utmost to chat with members of the armed forces, as well as former members. Of course, due to COVID-19, they are unable to physically visit anyone, but that hasn't stopped them from jumping online to meet some soldiers and their families.
On November 9, the Duchess of Cambridge marked Remembrance week by speaking over a video call from her Kensington Palace home to Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones. The duchess heard from Chantelle Wyn, Serena Alexander, and Sonia Fleming about the support they have each received from the military community and the Royal British Legion—a charity that helps anyone who has served with the British Armed Forces, their families, and even with financial aid for funeral costs and counseling.
Kate had this to say when speaking to the group ''It’s been a real honor to speak to all of you, and I think I speak for the whole nation when I say just how proud you should be of your loved ones, and for the sacrifice and the bravery that they’ve shown, I’ll certainly be thinking of you this difficult week and will be for many years to come.”
Here's a clip from the call
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones to hear about the importance of #Remembrance week to them, and about the support that they receive from the Armed Forces community, other bereaved families, and from @PoppyLegion. pic.twitter.com/fhSZv4HTNz— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 10, 2020
Prince William spoke to members of the armed forces last week, on the 5th of November. He spoke with military personnel who were currently stationed overseas. He said, “I hope that you know that we are still thinking about all of you and the important job you’re all doing and that everyone is very grateful, I hope that over Remembrance Sunday we can remind people just how committed and determined, and how brilliant all the people we have in the Forces are around the world.”
Prince William even shared a joke with the troops, alluding to his fitness issues while in lockdown.
Take a look.
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