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Duchess of Cambridge makes ‘spelling error’ in whiteboard message

Social media users have suggested the Duchess of Cambridge may have made a spelling mistake while penning a message for transport workers during the royal tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, embarked on a 48-hour whirlwind tour of the UK, starting last night at Euston station.

Kate Middleton was photographed writing a heartfelt message on a TFL whiteboard thanking transport workers, saying: ‘Thank you to all transport workers everywhere for keeping the country moving throughout this difficult you. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas’

Since photographs of the Duchess penning the message was shared on Twitter, eagle-eyed social media users have claimed she made a spelling blunder – but it may have just been down to her speedy handwriting. 

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured), 38, penned a message thanking transport workers, ahead of the couple’s tour of the UK

Social media users believe the Duchess may have made a spelling error, as they struggled to read her handwriting (pictured)

Social media users believe the Duchess may have made a spelling error, as they struggled to read her handwriting (pictured)

One Twitter user suggested Kate may have mistakenly left the letter ‘n’ out when writing the word ‘country’, sparking others to start analysing the royal’s writing. 

‘Lovely gesture by them both. Missed out the N in country tho!… still, very sweet and thoughtful to all these workers. Merry Christmas to you all,’ wrote one. 

Another commeted: ‘Catherine wrote it because Will being left handed.’

A third added: ‘I’m a teacher and I can’t write that neatly on a whiteboard… the children are forever berating me for my illegible whiteboard handwriting.’

Gushing about the sweet gesture, another wrote: ‘So thoughtful to leave a message! Thank you to all the transport workers around the world for keeping all the means of transport going during this difficult year!’

Many Twitter users have praised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for taking time to write a heartfelt message during their tour

Many Twitter users have praised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for taking time to write a heartfelt message during their tour 

Kate donned a smart green Alexander McQueen coat to board the Royal Train last night for the first of nine stops on their 1,250-mile tour of the UK.

She teamed the look with accessories including £10 pearl drop earrings from Accessorize and finished the ensemble with a Maple Leaf Tartan Scarf by York Scarves, first seen in 2016.

The Maple Leaf tartan was the official national tartan of Canada designed in 2011. 

The colours represent the four colours of the maple leaf through the seasons: green in summer, gold in early autumn, red at first frost and brown when the leaf has fallen.   

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette hair in loose, bouncy waves and opted for minimal make-up, with eye shadow to draw attention upwards. 

Kate also demonstrated her thrifty approach to dressing by re-wearing her Alexander McQueen coat and donning a tartan scarf first worn in 2016 to kick off her royal train tour last night

Kate also demonstrated her thrifty approach to dressing by re-wearing her Alexander McQueen coat and donning a tartan scarf first worn in 2016 to kick off her royal train tour last night

The mother-of-three donned her £15 Maple Leaf tartan scarf from York scarves, which she first wore during her tour of Canada in 2016

The mother-of-three donned her £15 Maple Leaf tartan scarf from York scarves, which she first wore during her tour of Canada in 2016 

Before beginning the lengthy journey, the couple took time to meet transport workers at the station to hear about their experiences of working throughout the pandemic.

The royals were also treated to a special performance by Shakin’ Stevens, with Kate swaying to the music and tapping her foot.

The trip has been organised so the couple can thank frontline workers, volunteers, care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and young people as well as hear about their experiences and sacrifices throughout this life-changing year.

Details of the engagements are being kept secret until the couple’s arrival to avoid large crowds gathering.

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of the nationwide ‘Christmas Express’ tour on Tuesday.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also be present at Tuesday’s event, offering a show of unity from senior members of the Royal Family for people and organisations across the country who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in response to the coronavirus pandemic.   

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette locks in loose, bouncy waves around her shoulders and kept her make-up relatively natural, with a dusting of brown eye shadow for the occasion

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette locks in loose, bouncy waves around her shoulders and kept her make-up relatively natural, with a dusting of brown eye shadow for the occasion

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide 'Christmas Express' tour on the royal train on Tuesday

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide ‘Christmas Express’ tour on the royal train on Tuesday 



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