On Wednesday, when William and Kate arrived at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, they met with servicemembers and toured the military base.
"From my time in uniform, we both know a bit of what it feels like to balance your work commitments with your family life", William told troops.
Wing Commander Paul O'Grady, 42, whose five-year-old son Harry was the star of the show at a party at Kensington Palace, said: "None of us look for any special attention, were just here to do our job".
Duchess Kate quickly fired back, telling her husband "You're a nightmare with that!"
After the royal couple held a Christmas party for RAF families at Kensington Palace, one of the guests spoke of her conversations with William and Kate - revealing that the pair had made a decision to get the dog to help Kate cope while William was away in the Falklands Islands.
There's gratitude for you - you invite military families to a big Christmas party, and then someone thumps you with a snowball.
The British military base in Cyprus is now used for both reconnaissance and bombing missions against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. They first met with personnel who have been providing ongoing support to Operation Shader, as well as later meeting with members of the 2 Battalion, The Mercian Regiment, recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.
We're using creative license and assuming he really meant to add: "And do me a solid and bring me back one?"
The couple also greeted the crowds waiting for them, which included some family members.
As well as unveiling the building, the couple chatted away to serving personnel. Previously, Kate took it with me during a visit to Canada.
Kate Middleton is getting in the Christmas spirit.