During the Royally Obsessed podcast, Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal train tour through the UK. Ms Fiorito stated that she was scared when she saw bands playing at the engagements due to the level of “spit flying” as they played their instruments – amid the Covid pandemic.
Ms Bowie said: “It was actually the Cambridges idea, they wanted to spread holiday cheer.
“They wanted to greet essential workers and boost the morale of everyone.”
Ms Fiorito replied: “I will say that aspect of it was a huge success.
“I know there is a lot of criticism towards the Cambridges on this just in terms of the stage of the lockdown.
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“But I think that their role is to uplift the country and so seeing that I think they did it in a way that felt pretty safe watching it.
“I didn’t feel as scared except when we saw the band, then I was like ‘a lot of spit is flying’.
“They were wearing masks, even outside they wore them.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal train tour was labelled controversial by some as it went between England, Wales and Scotland – amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The current restrictions in Scotland have banned travel between Scotland and England unless there is a reasonable exception.
These include travel for work, to provide voluntary or charitable services, but only when this cannot be done from home.
Royal sources said the Kate and Prince William’s visit was planned in consultation with the UK and Scottish Government.
The source added that travelling to Scotland is permitted for work purposes and that the Cambridges went to Scotland to carry out their work.