The Hidden Meaning Behind the Location of Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Latest Visit

Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped out for a public appearance, and the location holds a special place in their hearts.

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an official outing at Westminster Abbey, which just so happens to be their wedding venue.

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Prince William and Middleton tied the knot at Westminster Abbey back in April 2011, making it a nostalgic location for the royals. Although the royal family are no strangers to visiting the historic church, we can’t deny that the timing is superb, especially since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary next month.

During the visit, Prince William and Middleton thanked the doctors, nurses and other staff members who have been administering COVID-19 vaccinations at Westminster Abbey. The outing took place on the National Day of Reflection, which marks the one-year anniversary of the U.K.’s first lockdown.

Despite their status as public figures, Prince William revealed that he and his wife are waiting their turn for the vaccine, just like everyone else. “I’m a while away yet until I get mine. But you’re getting there pretty fast, so it won’t be long,” he told the staff, according to Hello! magazine. “I’ve had plenty of vaccinations in my time. I get jabbed a lot.”

Too bad Prince William and Middleton didn’t recreate their iconic departure from the church. Now that would have been a photo op.

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