Despite lockdown halting events and cancelling appearances, the Royal Family are continuing to show support for their patronages and reach out to key workers amid the coronavirus crisis. Two key members of The Firm who have been visibly working hard are Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.
The couple has been keeping in contact with their patronages, reaching out to key workers, pushing their mental health charity Heads Together and delivering food to those in need in their local area.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl said Kate and William have not been sitting back, and instead have been “stepping up to the plate” during the coronavirus pandemic.
She told ET: “We’re seeing them letting their guard down and that is a result of what we are going through.”
She added The Firm’s work has been vital during this period of uncertainty and has given a “dose of entertainment”, particularly when Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two are featured.
Royal confidence: Kate and William have been keeping in contact with patronages and charities
Royal confidence: The Royal Family have been using video calling to continue their work
The Cambridge children have been seen participating in the Clap for Carers campaign, clapping outside their Norfolk home at 8pm each Thursday to celebrate Key Workers.
Princess Charlotte was also seen delivering food parcels to those in need in the Cambridges local community.
In April, royal expert Roya Nikkhah explained how the couple are “making sure they’re visible” and “sharing personal insights” to help the Royal Family remain relevant.
Ms Nikkhah said: “The very clever thing the Cambridges have always done is they’ve always given us just enough of a little insight into their personal life, what it’s like at home with George, Charlotte and Louis, so people understand that they are going through similar things to what everyone else is going through.”
Royal confidence: The Cambridges have taken part in the Clap for Carers campaign
Kate appeared on This Morning via video chat in April, revealing what life is like at home with three children in lockdown.
She was praised for how relatable she appeared, sharing the struggles of homeschooling Charlotte and George.
Kate said teaching her two eldest children at home had been « challenging » but praised their school – Thomas’s Battersea – for the support given to parents.
Speaking to the BBC in a video call Prince William said: “Yeah, home schooling is fun.”
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Kate revealed she had not let the children know it was the Easter holidays in order to keep them to a strict schedule.
The Duchess said: “Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays. I feel very mean! (laughs).
“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.
Royal confidence: The royals have been pushing their mental health campaign while in lockdown
“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.”
Prince William and Kate have also been urging the public to look after their mental health during lockdown.
The couple broadcast a message across every UK radio station earlier this week, joined by celebrities like Harry Kane, Dua Lipa, David Tennant and Anthony Joshua, to iterate the importance of speaking out during times of need.
Kate and William recorded the special clip, telling people to remember « we’re all connected ».
In the segment for Mental Health Minute, Prince William said: « We’re all connected.
« And sometimes just talking about how you’re feeling can make a big difference.
« So right now, let’s join together across the UK and reach out to someone. »
Kate then said: « If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it.
« Or if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message. »
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