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Prince William And Kate Celebrate Burns Night With Surprise Video Message

On Monday evening, Prince William and Kate recorded a video message praising the work of hospital staff at NHS Tayside. The couple thanked them for their work and wishing them well on Burns Night, Scotland’s celebration of the poet, Robert Burns.

Thanks to Prince William and Kate, NHS Charities Together and Tayside Health Fund, staff from Ninewells Hospital tucked into a celebration lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties.

For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a red tartan dress. She was first seen wearing it when the Cambridges attended the Queen’s 2019 Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

The look, reportedly by royal favorite Emilia Wickstead, is similar to a skirt the Duchess previously wore in December 2018 by the same designer. 

William said: “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.”

Kate continued: “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.”

William added: “We want to say a huge thank you for all of the work you are doing and the sacrifices you are making.

“As a token of our appreciation, we’ve teamed up with NHS Charities Together to provide you with a Haggis dinner.”

Kate added: “We hope you enjoy it, and look forward to better times together soon.”

Prince William and Kate signed off with: “Slàinte Mhath!”

Burns night is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, 25 January.

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