Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 38, and Prince William, 38 are future heads of the Royal Family. On Wednesday the royal couple hosted the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his spouse First Lady Olena Zelenska within the throne room at Buckingham Palace. The assembly was the primary of its type in months and in keeping with a royal commentator will “hopefully be a precursor to many more activities there in the coming months.”
Buckingham Palace is the executive residence of the monarchy, nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Queen Elizabeth II, 94, to make Windsor Castle her primary base for the foreseeable future. The Queen continues to be anticipated to commute to London for royal engagements every so often however all giant scale royal occasions have been cancelled till subsequent yr.
Kate and William’s Buckingham Palace assembly on Wednesday was “highly significant”, a royal commentator has claimed.
Not solely did it see William and Kate step into their roles as future King and Queen Consort however it noticed Britain’s most essential palace again in use for the primary time in months.
Buckingham Palace is at the moment present process in depth refurbishment however Kate and William’s assembly there suggests it may very well be used extra within the coming months.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams instructed Express.co.uk: “It is extremely vital that William and Kate have hosted the primary royal engagement at Buckingham Palace since lockdown.
“It was socially distanced in keeping with authorities recommendation.
“It has not too long ago been introduced that the Queen, although primarily based at Windsor, will probably be endeavor choose audiences and engagements at Buckingham Palace within the autumn in keeping with authorities steering.
“Buckingham Palace is present process a much-needed and in depth refurbishment and is the headquarters of our monarchy.”
The Queen and Philip will probably be reunited at Sandringham for Christmas the place they historically spend the vacation with prolonged household.
This yr the Government’s rule of six to restrict socialising is predicted to impression the Royal Family’s Christmas plans.
The queen’s kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren historically be a part of her at Sandringham for Christmas.
However, if social-distancing stays in place for the remainder of the yr, the standard gathering might not be doable.