UK’s Prince William and family thank key workers at Christmas pantomime

Royal visit to The Palladium
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George attend a special pantomime performance hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at London's Palladium Theatre, London December 11, 2020. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

December 11, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate took their three young children to a special pantomime performance on Friday to meet and thank health workers, delivery drivers and volunteers for their efforts during the pandemic.

William, second in line to the British throne, delivered a short speech to thank the workers from across Britain who had supported communities and battled to keep the country operating earlier this year.

The grandson of Queen Elizabeth and Kate embarked on a short national tour earlier this week to meet and thank frontline workers, care home staff and teachers for their efforts during the pandemic.

On Friday the couple arrived walking down a red carpet with their three young children – George, Charlotte and Louis – who stopped to watch actors dressed as elves waving and juggling.

They later watched the performance staring the actor and comedian Julian Clary and singer Elaine Paige.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)