• Prince William and Kate Middleton have been accused of breaking England’s coronavirus rules.
  • The couple were seen mingling in a group of 9 royals on a Christmas walk.
  • Rules currently prohibit groups larger than 6 from meeting outside.

    Eek, looks like the royals have been accused of breaking England’s strict lockdown rules, as Prince William and Kate Middleton were seen on a Christmas walk at the Queen’s Norfolk residence in a group that was definitely larger than six.

    In case you aren’t familiar with the United Kingdom’s coronavirus protocols, people in Tier 2 (including the Queen’s Norfolk residence) have been asked not to gather outside in groups larger than six in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

    Per The Sun, the rule states:

    “You can see friends and family you do not live with (or do not have a support bubble with) outdoors, in a group of no more than six. This limit of six includes children of any age.”

    But the Cambridges and their three children were photographed walking with Prince Edward and his family in a group of nine, prompting accusations that they were breaking protocol.

    There already seems to be some backlash with a fellow visitor telling The Daily Mail (who published photos of the walk):

    “They were clearly breaking Covid rules, in my opinion, because there were nine of them from two separate households. They were obviously all having a fun evening out. You could tell that the royal youngsters were having a great time. But I couldn’t help thinking that it was one rule for them and another for the rest of us. It was really quite blatant.”

    Meanwhile, royals sources tell The Daily Mail that they simply met up by accident:

    “The two families were given separate consecutive slots to visit the trail just before it opened to the general public. They arrived and departed in their own family groups. As anyone with young children will know, there were moments on the 90-minute walk where it was difficult to keep the two family groups apart, particularly at bottlenecks on the trail.”

    Hmmm, judging from this source it sounds like there’s no drama to be found, so next!

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