Prince William, Wife Kate Bring Gifts to UK Forces in Cyprus

Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge speak with army officers at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK's strategic interests. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

RAF AKROTIRI, Cyprus (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate brought Christmas gifts and holiday greetings Wednesday to British servicemen at the Royal Air Force Base Akrotiri in Cyprus.

The visit by William and the Duchess of Cambridge was designed to honor the estimated 11,000 British soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed on foreign operations over the holidays.

After meeting servicemen in a hangar, William thanked Britain’s Armed Forces for their sacrifices.

“We are in your debt and Catherine and I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with you today,” he said.

Officials say British forces are involved in 30 operations in 35 countries.

On Tuesday, the royal couple also hosted a party on the grounds at London’s Kensington Palace for military families.

The Akrotiri base plays an important role in Britain’s military activities throughout the Middle East.

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Britain’s Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Britain’s Prince William, rear right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, rear third left, greet personnel in the hangar at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain’s Prince William, rear right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, rear center, greet personnel in the hangar at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Britain’s Prince William speaks with a man at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The visit on Wednesday is designed to honor the estimated 11,000 British soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed overseas over the holidays. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Britain’s Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, stand outside the mess hall at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Britain’s Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, stand outside the mess hall at the Akrotiri Royal Air Force base, near the south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The RAF Akrotiri is the home of the Cyprus Operations Support Unit which supplies support to operations in the region to protect the UK’s strategic interests. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

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  1. Just the Royal family .. stopping in on their colonial occupation of Greek Cypriots of Cyprus!

    Imagine that .. they are commiting war crimes and crimes against humanity ..in representing their Anglo White Supremacist racist in England , America , Canada and the United States….from the territorial shores of their current colony … Cyprus!

    Their is not one …non Nato country in the world who would tolerate this infringment on the sovereignty of their country ..to allow a foregn country…who is not even in the EU. …which Cyprus is…to declare war on foreign countries and launch missiles and bombers that have broken international laws of war … and by Nuremburg Tribunal laws…have committed war crimes …in crossing the borders of foreign countries and murdering thousands of foreign citizens!

    Additionally, the government of Cyprus …should be impeaced for treason and dereliction of duty to the Greek Cypriot of Cyprus …in failing to meet the basic duty of their leadership…secure the peace and safety of the citizens of Cyprus!

    This corrupt government … would have you believe …that they were not aware that British bombers were involved in the war crimes bombing of Syria .. based on a hoax and false flag accusation by them …that Russia and Syria had dropped Chemical bombs on the civilian population of Douma , Syria… which ….Russia had indicated …that if these missiles had injured or harmed any Russian servicemen or baaes in Syria… they would have retaliated against the sources of those bombs…which means …that the people of Cyprus could have been subject to catastrophic military retalliantion ….and possible consequences from the actions of a fascist anglo white suppremacist racist country of Britain …the past and now current unofficial Colonial occupier of Cyprus!

    This is an absolute disgrace to all sovereign nations of the world … and demands the removal of these bases immdiately! How pathetic… this degenerate nation of racist …was removed in 1960 with the blood of Greek Cypriots…. and allowed to be a protectorate of the independence of Cyprus … but defaulted in 1974…by allowing the ethnic and religious cleansing of Greek Cypriots from their Homes by Turkish invaders !

    Yet , while Cyprus lost 37% of its land to England Nato Ally Turkey….. this sick colonialist lost nothing !

    Let me Remind you …another leader of England came and visited the troops and based in Cyprus ..right before .. joining America…in the bombing and war crimes invasion of Iraq…based on documented lies…which has resulted in the deaths of 600,000 Iraqis and commited from those bases in Cyprus!
    The name of that leader was TONY BLAIR….. who with George Bush Jr. …be banned from ever entering the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the slaughter of men , women and children in Iraq …by the rascist white supremacist troops of England …just part of the orgnanized crime family that owns both Greece and Cyprus!

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