Kate Middleton and Prince William sent out a personal and relatable message on social media to anyone whose holiday looked a little different this year.
“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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote on their Kensington Royal Twitter account.
The post included photos of individuals celebrating an unconventional Christmas, including waving to Santa through a window, wearing masks around the elderly, and talking to loved ones on the phone versus meeting in person.
In another post, the royal couple wrote, “Wishing a merry Christmas doesn’t feel right this year, so instead we’re wishing for a better 2021. For those struggling today, there is support available.”
They then went on to link various charities for anyone strugging this holiday season to contact.
Queen Elizabeth celebrated Christmas this year at Windsor Castle, while Prince William and Kate celebrated the holiday 135 miles away at their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk, according to People Magazine.
The U.K has recently experienced new lockdown restrictions after growing fears of a new and more contagious strain of coronavirus.
Earlier in the week, the royal couple sparked controversy amid the new lockdown rules after breaking the U.K. government “Rule of Six” which prohibits groups larger than size people from gathering indoors or outdoors.
Kate and William were spotted out with their three children alongside six others, including William’s uncle, Prince Edward, Sophia, Countess of Wessex, and their two children, Lady Louise, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13.