Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are continuing their royal duties from home amid the coronavirus lockdown. Both Kate and William have been undertaking video calls, ringing their patronages and offering the public messages of support from their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.
The couple took time out to speak to children of key workers and staff at Casterton Primary Academy.
The children, wearing bunny ears, showed Kate and William their drawings and spoke about their time at school while other children were at home.
Despite the social distancing measures, Prince William confessed there was one element of working from home William and Kate both prefer.
The BBC’s Tina Daheley, who interviewed the couple last week, said the Cambridges prefer video calls to in-person meetings as it allows for more « in-depth one-on-one conversations » with no time limit.
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In the BBC interview, Kate and William also shared how they are keeping in touch with family members, by using popular video calling app Zoom.
Kate said: « I think your father (Prince Charles) and my parents and our families and things like that have really loved keeping in touch with the children because it’s really hard.
« It gets a bit hectic, I am not going to lie, with a (nearly) two-year-old. »
Prince Louis turns two this week, celebrating his second birthday on Thursday, April 23.
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Unfortunately for the royal tot, any birthday plans outside of his family home will have to be postponed.
However, royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! the distancing won’t dampen birthday spirits saying: « Kate won’t let any birthday pass without a celebration.
“So even though the family are in self-isolation, she’ll make sure Louis enjoys his day. She tends to organise fairly low-key parties for the children. »
Video chatting may be one way the Cambridges make sure their extended family can see young Louis on his birthday.
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This method was how the royals were able to wish the Queen a happy birthday on Tuesday.
However, Kate and William revealed Prince Louis has been making things difficult on video calls.
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In the BBC interview, the Cambridges said young Louis has a habit of interrupting their conversations.
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Prince William said: « For some reason he sees the red button and he always wants to press the red button. »
Kate and William have been keeping their young children busy during lockdown, packing their days with activities.
George, six, Charlotte, four and Louis, nearly two, are staying with their parents in Norfolk.
During the interview, Kate revealed what the family got up to on a daily basis.
She said: « The children have got such stamina I don’t know how.
« Honestly, you get to the end of the day and you write down the list of all the things that you’ve done in that day.
« So you pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake.
« You get to the end of the day – they have had a lovely time – but it is amazing how much you can cram into one day that’s for sure. »
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