The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spotted for their royal train journey, which will make ten stops 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 opinion:
“Is Zoom not enough? Wouldn’t it be more moral to pay for key workers? Sounds more to me like royalty wanting a jolly train ride before Christmas (to be fair, I would love one!),” A Twitter user wrote.
Other Twitter users even noticed the move as a public relations stunt.
“A royal tour is not what we need right now. Prince William and Kate are completely misled. You can thank our frontline staff in other ways rather than encouraging people to gather. This is nothing more than a public relations stunt to see how popular they are “, wrote the angry user.
“It’s about themselves (nothing to do with the workers) in the middle of the pandemic, they want to pull this PR stunt … #RoyalTrainTour makes sense. They can promise their support in a different way. This is not it. Prince William and Kate’s ego must be kept in check, wrote another.
“It’s not a public relations stunt. They should find a more sensible way to use their platform and show support. A ‘royal train ride’ what an ego Prince William and Kate have,” said another.