The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive a flap for their royal train journey, which will stop 10 in England, Scotland and Wales to meet key workers and individuals to thank them for their efforts in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many took to social media to express their views:
“Isn’t Zoom enough? Wouldn’t paying for the delights of key workers be more of a morale boost? Sounds more to me like royals wanting a merry train ride before Christmas (to be fair, I’d love to one!), “One Twitter user wrote.
Other Twitter users even labeled the move as a PR stunt.
“A royal tour is not what we need at the moment. Prince William and Kate are completely isolated. There are other ways you can thank our frontline staff instead of encouraging people to congregate. this is nothing more than a public relations stunt to see how popular they are, “the angry user wrote.
“It’s about themselves (nothing to do with the workers) in the middle of a pandemic they want to pull this PR stunt … #RoyalTrainTour makes it make sense. They can pledge their support in a different way. That’s not it. William and Kate’s ego needs to be kept in mind, “wrote another.
“It’s no PR stunt any more. They should find a more sensible way to use their platform and show support. Prince William and Kate’s ego has a ‘royal train ride’,” said another.