Prince William and Kate Middleton marked Burns Night on Monday with a joint video message. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recorded the video from Queen Elizabeth ’s Norfolk home, Sandringham, according to HOLA! USA’s sister brand HELLO!. Framed photos of the royal couple’s children could be seen on a desk behind William and Kate, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte ’s first day of school portrait from 2019 and one of the Duchess with Prince Louis taken at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.
Kate recycled the red tartan Emilia Wickstead dress she wore to Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 Christmas lunch for the video. “Hello to everyone at NHS Tayside. We know Burns Night is a special evening for Scots around the world, a time to come together to eat, drink and to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns,” William said.
The mom of three added, “Sadly this year is a little different. And for many of you working on the frontline, tonight will be a very different occasion, as you work tirelessly through this pandemic to protect the most vulnerable in our society.”
To thank the NHS workers for their work and the sacrifices they are making, the Duke and Duchess teamed up with NHS Charities Together to provide NHS Tayside staff with a “Burns celebration lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties.” Burns Night celebrates Scotland’s famous poet, Robert Burns. “We hope you enjoy it, and look forward to better times together soon,” Kate said. The royal couple concluded their message saying, “Slàinte Mhath!”—which translates to “Good health.”
It was reported last week that Queen Elizabeth is allowing the Duke and Duchess to work from Sandringham. The Norfolk residence is near the Cambridges’ country home Anmer Hall, where the royal family of five has been staying amid England’s third national lockdown. A palace source previously told the Mirror that the Queen “has allowed William and Kate to work from a spare room in her sprawling mansion - with one working while the other juggles homeschooling with their three children.”