KEY POINTS

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William remembered frontline workers and those who lost loved ones this year in their Christmas message
  • The Cambridges shared a list of charities that offer support to those who are struggling during the pandemic
  • They felt that wishing a Merry Christmas is not right this year, so they wished for a better 2021 instead

Kate Middleton and Prince William shared a heartfelt message on social media for the holiday season.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping for a better year as they celebrate the season with frontliners and those who have lost loved ones. Prince William and Middleton shared photos on Twitter and Instagram to commemorate the holidays and dropped a list of charities that offer support for those struggling with their mental health.

"This Christmas our thoughts are with those of you who are spending today alone, those of you who are mourning the loss of a loved one, and those of you on the frontline who are still mustering the energy to put your own lives on hold to look after the rest of us," the Cambridges wrote on Twitter.

"Wishing a merry Christmas doesn’t feel right this year, so instead we’re wishing for a better 2021," they continued. "For those struggling today, there is support available: @GiveUsAShout, @MindCharity, @samaritans, @theCALMzone, @TheSilverLineUK, @OurFrontlineUK, @NHSCharities and @RoyalVolService."

Prince William and Middleton's Christmas message received warm and supportive messages from netizens. They also showered the Cambridges with love and well-wishes as they joined the family in wishing for a better 2021.

"Happy Christmas to you and your lovely children, Thank you for all you've done to make a miserable year more bearable xx," one wrote.

"Have a nice family time with your three children. We’re all hoping for a better 2021," another added.

"I wish you a HEALTHY CHRISTMAS AND A BETTER NEW YEAR TO THE ROYAL FAMILY AND OUR ALL," a third user commented.

"That’s very thoughtful!! I wish everyone a healthy 2021," another user wrote.

"Thank You for doing so much to raise consciousness and good cheer amongst the people and front line workers. Great work by you both with the children as assistants. Merry Christmas to all and Cheerios!" Domenic Zarlenga wrote.

This year, Prince William and Middleton spent Christmas with just their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall after Queen Elizabeth II canceled the royal family's annual celebration at Sandringham for the first time in 33 years due to the pandemic.

Rumors surfaced earlier this month that the Cambridges would spend the holidays with Middleton’s family in Bucklebury, Berkshire. But Berkshire, where her parents Mike and Carole Middleton live, and London, where the duchess' sister Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews live, are in Tier 4 lockdown.

The Queen and Prince Philip, meanwhile, spent the festive day at Windsor Castle as strict COVID-19 restrictions were put in place for much of England due to an infectious new coronavirus strain in the U.K.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with children
Prince William and Kate Middleton with children kensingtonroyal/Instagram
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