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William And Kate Share Special Video Message On Burns Night

William And Kate Share Special Video Message On Burns Night
January 26, 2021 - 01:33 / Hayley Paskevich

On Monday, Duchess Kate and Prince William recorded a message for NHS workers on Burns Night, an annual holiday in Scotland that honours a beloved poet! Kate and William addressed the video to the staff of a hospital in Dundee, sharing that they'd donated some meals to express their gratitude. Find out more here!

Prince William and Duchess Kate are giving back to a group of frontline workers in Scotland during a special holiday! As People shares, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a video message addressed to NHS Tayside workers on Monday for Burns Night, which explains how they're showing their gratitude!

William and Kate donate traditional Scottish meal

Prince William and Duchess Kate's video sees them sitting together on a couch with framed family photographs in the background. The royals explain that Burns Night is typically a joyous time for Scots, as they gather to celebrate the famed poet Robert Burns. But since the coronavirus pandemic means the holiday looks different this year, William and Kate share that they've decided to help make it a bit more festive for some Scottish medical staff!

The royal couple then reveal they've partnered with NHS Charities Together to provide traditional Scottish meals to those working at NHS Tayside, a hospital in Dundee. The video includes footage of the medical centre's staff— both on shift and enjoying their lunches from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! In William and Kate's caption for the video, they thank the workers "for all that you do", sharing that they received "a Burns celebration lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties."

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Duchess Kate's tartan dress an unconventional fashion choice

Duchess Kate is also known for her fashionable looks, and the outfit she wore for the Burns Night video ended up raising some eyebrows! Since tartan is commonly associated with Scotland, Kate opted to wear a collared red tartan dress by one of her go-to designers, Emilia Wickstead. However, some considered this to be a bold choice, given that tartan is also considered out of season after the holidays! 

"It's an unwritten style rule that red, tartan plaids are reserved for the holiday season," People's Senior Style Editor Brittany Talarico said, calling the Duchess of Cambridge's latest outfit "more 'Christmas card' ready and less 'January Zoom' appropriate." However, Talarico didn't completely consider it a fashion faux pas, going on to suggest that because of "how cheerful the print looks, Kate's commitment to plaid might just start a fashion revolution."