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Prince William and Kate Middleton Make a Holiday Visit to Members of the Military in Cyprus

The royals will deliver holiday gifts and treats from home to military personnel serving abroad.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are spreading holiday cheer all the way to Cyprus today with a visit to RAF Akrotiri, a British air force station on the Mediterranean island. Just yesterday, the royals hosted a holiday party for military families in London, where they spent time with families whose relatives are currently serving in Cyprus. Today, they'll be delivering holiday gifts and treats from home to the men and women based at RAF Akrotiri, most of whom will be apart from their families throughout the holiday season. See every photo from their meaningful visit here.

Prince Will and Duchess Kate touch down in Cyprus.


The royals are visiting RAF Akrotiri, an air force station on the Mediterranean island.

Kate greets a military member as she arrives.


The Duchess wore an olive green blazer by Smythe with a pair of wide-legged pants for the visit.

The royals arrive at the RAF Akrotiri base.


Will and Kate looked delighted to be there.


Kate laughs as she and Will chat with military members.


According to the Palace, some of the deployed military personnel Will and Kate met are supporting Operation Shader, the United Kingdom's campaign against Daesh.

Prince William made a speech to the crowd.


Yesterday, Kate gave a moving speech at the Christmas event for military families, where she touched on the difficulties of having a loved one away for the holidays.

Kate sits with a service member and a child during the party.


The royals pose for a festive photo with members of the military.


After the Christmas party, Will and Kate met a crowd of well wishers.


Kate bent down to greet the youngest members of the crowd.


Will also greeted the crowd in Cyprus.


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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