Kate Middleton looks fantastic in a casual checkered midi-skirt arriving at a Christmas party
Early on Tuesday morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Kensington Palace for the Christmas party they arranged for military personnel, and Kate looked fashionably festive.
The party got arranged for the families of military personnel serving in Cyprus over the festive period. Kate looked stunning in a red Emilia Wickstead pleated skirt with a black cashmere cardigan while Prince William looked casual in a blue jumper and navy trousers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their Christmas party! pic.twitter.com/OxwRZdPuTA— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 4, 2018
Kate spoke a few words in honor of those in service and their families holding down the fort at home, as she commented not being able to imagine how they feel during this holiday period without their loved ones.
She empathized with the families and mentioned the time Prince William had served in 2012 for six weeks as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, but noting that it is nothing compared to what the families must be going through now.
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William and Kate throw a party today for RAF families and children at Kensington Palace. pic.twitter.com/atGBDxKazH— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 4, 2018
A touching addition to the party was a photo booth and a post box where families could take pictures and send messages to their loved ones away on service in Cyprus. There were also stalls where children could decorate stockings or snow globes.
Making crackers and creating Christmas party kits were also a fun option, and of course, Father Christmas was also there to spread some holiday cheer.
Cracking picture by @ianvogler of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive to host a Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham pic.twitter.com/rOg1akedXm— Johnny Goldsmith (@MirrorJohnny) December 4, 2018
The royal couple spent time with the children as they helped them make treats and festive cards and play games with them. Prince William and Kate organized two days of engagements with RAF families as their way of showing their gratitude and appreciation for the 7,500 military personnel currently serving away from home.
"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."— The Duchess of Cambridge @RAFCGY @RAFMarhamMedia pic.twitter.com/J1Z3fCTps0— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 4, 2018
Today Kate and Prince William are set to travel to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus where they will deliver gifts and cards to the personnel currently serving there from their families.
Kate’s skirt is by Emilia Wickstead and her top by Scottish cashmere firm Brora pic.twitter.com/9LYFFIr2Nn— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 4, 2018
Interestingly enough, the Duchess of Cambridge does not have the title of Princess, even though she is married to a Prince. When the couple wed, she became Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Although a logical reason presents itself in the form of an archaic British royal rule that says that women take their husband’s name after being wed, the inclusion then can only be made when she is referred to as ‘Princess William.’
Kate may not be titled as Princess directly, but she is considered to be one and looked as stylish and beautiful during the party as she always does.
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“We knew Vichai as a man who cared deeply about his family and also his community. He of course was a man of wealth, but that wealth did not leave him disconnected from those around him. He believed in giving back.” The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester today to pay tribute to those who died in the helicopter crash at @LCFC’s stadium on 27 October. Their Royal Highnesses knew @LCFC’s Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and today joined his wife, son and daughter at the tribute site – to pay their respects & recognise the compassion that the people of Leicester have shown since the accident. 📸PA