Prince William, Kate Middleton continue royal duties from home

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In advance of Easter, Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, spoke via Zoom to the staff and children at Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire, where teachers are looking after children whose parents are essential workers, according to the Daily Mail.

While the group of children donned Easter-themed bunny ears during the chat, the royal couple themselves opted out, a decision they expressed regret over during the call.

Speaking from Anmer Hall in Norfolk, the royal couple were peppered with some unusual questions. Among them, the pair were asked to identify “the best famous person” they had met.

The Duchess replied that Prince George had been watching a lot of David Attenborough’s “Blue Planet” series and, by default, Attenborough was her most cherished meeting. Meanwhile, the Duke noted that his top pick was not a celebrity but rather Anita Ghidotti, Chief Executive of the Pendle Education Trust.

Several children shared photos of their parents who are all working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“What are your names? Very nice to meet you. I’m Catherine and this is William next to me,” the Duchess said. “Are you holding up pictures of your mummies and daddies?”

One little boy named Harris held up a photo of his mother who works for the NHS as an administrator.

Kate replied: “Ah, great photo — well done, it’s brilliant. I agree you should be very proud of her, they’re doing an amazing job all the NHS workers, so well done you.”

Another child announced that their father was a packer in a bakery to which William said: “That’s a very important job too, keeping everyone well-fed.”

The royal couple also spoke to staff about the hurdles involved in teaching during a pandemic and thanked them for their service, noting that “it must be such a relief for all the parents who are key workers to know that their children have the normality and structure and they’ve got a safe place for them to be.”

“So really, really well done and for all of you I know it’s not easy circumstances, but it’s fantastic,” Kate said.

William added: “Good northern volunteering spirit going on up there, very good of you!”

Finally, when the staff wished them a lovely Easter, William cheerily replied: “There’ll be a lot of chocolate being eaten here that’s for sure!”

 

Source: Page Six

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