Kate Middleton and Prince William. File
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel across the country by royal train to thank communities, outstanding individuals and key workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Kensington Palace says the three-day tour will make stops in England, Scotland and Wales in line with government coronavirus guidance.
It is thought the tour will be the duchess's first official journey by the royal train despite having been a member of the monarchy for almost a decade, while the duke has used it a number of times.
Britain has been the hardest hit country in Europe by COVID-19, with over 60,000 deaths.
William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, and Kate will ride the Royal Train, travelling 1,250 miles across England, Scotland and Wales.
"The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to shining a spotlight on the incredible work that has been done across the country throughout this difficult year," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
"(They are also looking forward) to sharing their gratitude on behalf of the nation for all those supporting their local communities ahead of the Christmas holidays.”
Queen Victoria was the first reigning monarch to use the Royal Train in 1842, to travel from Slough to London's Paddington station.
The UK's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have said that the coronavirus lockdown was "stressful" for many people and it was important to look after mental health.
The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly wrote a “heartfelt” letter to the family of Sarah Everard, whose death earlier this month shocked the country.
William, now heir to the throne, had screamed at him when he discussed leaving his official royal role almost three years ago, Harry said, while he also added he believed the press were responsible for Meghan having a miscarriage.
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