Prince William and his wife Kate Kovid arrived in Edinburgh on Monday at the start of a nationwide train trip to the UK to meet and thank frontline workers, care home staff and teachers for their efforts during the 19-epidemic.
William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the throne, and Kate are traveling 1,250 miles across England, Scotland and Wales on the Royal Train as part of their three-day journey.
He kicked off the tour on Sunday evening at London’s Euston Station, where he was sung by Welsh pop star Shakin Stevens while singing “Merry Christmas Har” of the 1980s before leaving for Scotland.
“Thank you to all the transport crews for continuing this difficult year across the country.”
Britain has been the hardest hit country in Europe by Kovid-19 with over 60,000 deaths.
“The Duke and Duchess are very keen to shed light on the incredible work done across the country in this difficult year,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.
To use the Royal Train in 1842, Queen Victoria was the first monarchical emperor to travel from London’s Paddington station, although critics have questioned its purpose in recent years, stating that it was expensive and underutilized is.
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