Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to U.K. forces in Cyprus

  • Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to U.K. forces in Cyprus

Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to U.K. forces in Cyprus

"Yesterday they were all talking about what we do at the party and I guess all the families are proud of what we do and serving".

The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband in Cyprus on Wednesday for a visit to a military base where they met with servicemen and women to offer their encouragement this holiday season.

Speaking at the event, Kate said she could understand what it is like to see your loved one go away to do the job they trained for, after seeing Prince William deployed to the Falklands to fly a search and rescue helicopter - but she also admitted she couldn't imagine what it would be like to have a loved one away at Christmas.

"It's sad we won't be home for Christmas, but to get that personal message from them with the duke and duchess is lovely".

As artificial snow fell, William chucked artificial snowballs at a children's entertainer, and Kate was caught in the crossfire. "The absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year or at those special family moments". "On behalf of everyone back home, we would like to say thank you", the duke said.

Kate said: "William and I just wanted to pass on our huge gratitude to all of you here today".

The witty dad joke from HRH garnered quite some laugh from both Kate and the military personnel who were all captured laughing at William's one-liner.

The 36-year-old teamed the stylish pants with a green military style blazer and white top as she visited RAF Akrotiri with Prince William.

While at a royal engagement in Cyprus, Prince William made sure to remind us all that while he's not the King of England (yet!) He's certainly the king of dad jokes.

They met personnel from 11 and 31 Squadrons, operating Typhoon and Tornado aircraft, who have been flying missions in support of Operation SHADER, the UK's contribution to the ongoing campaign against Isis in Syria and Iraq.

Her husband said: 'We see our main function as giving my daughter and her husband peace of mind.