"We are in your debt and Catherine and I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with you today", he said.
Empathising with the time troops were spending away from their families in service to the country, she added: "Some of the children really understood what their mums and dads are doing and missed you all".
Foster accuser details events that led to his arrest
Just another twist in what has been an embarrassing start to the career for the former first-round pick out of Alabama. He has not commented since his arrest and the Redskins did not return DailyMail.com's inquiries on Thursday morning.
The rest of the royal family have also been getting into the Christmas spirit recently as the public were given an exclusive glimpse behind the doors of Buckingham Palace as three lavish Christmas trees were erected in the Marble Hall.
When George Whitefield, co-director of the children's events company Sharky and George which staged the day's entertainment, appeared with a handful of mock snowballs, that was all the encouragement William needed.
Six Palestinians sentenced to death in Gaza over spying for Israel
The Hamas spokesperson further stated, "Collaborators must realize the (Israeli) occupation will not be able to protect them". Bozum during a press briefing also hailed the rulings as a "clear message" to those who would cooperate with Israel.
Earlier the duchess had chatted to Barrie, 72, and Ann Macdonald, 70, from Manchester who are looking after their five-year-old grandson Harry while his parents are deployed overseas at Christmas.
The British military base in Cyprus is now used for both reconnaissance and bombing missions against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Real Madrid wonderkid Vinicius Junior's rainbow flick fail
Marco Asensio and Isco struck twice each as Real Madrid routed minnows Melilla to ease their way into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 6-1 romp.
After handing them over to members of 11 Squadron at RAF Akrotiri, the duke said: "You all put duty first". "We took our children down to where the party was but everything was gone. Did they get back [home] okay?"