'I feel very mean': Kate admits to cheeky lockdown lie to kids

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A new interview with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has given royal watchers a peek into the family’s life under isolation, and it turns out it’s far more relatable than we thought.

Kate wowed royal watchers with a stunningly frank admission that like so many parents, she leans on a little white lie from time to time to keep the kids in line.

Kate Middleton has revealed homeschooling lead her to a cheeky lie with the kids. Photo: BBC

The mum-of-three admitted that during the pandemic homeschool has presented a unique challenge, and she’s even had to resort to a little fib to keep the kids happy.

“Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays,” she admitted to the BBC, adding “I feel very mean.”


The Duchess explained the schooling keeps the little ones occupied, and added she was bowled over by their ‘stamina’.

The pair also revealed they have keep in contact with family via phone calls and video chats though she admitted things could get dicey with a toddler wielding the smartphone.

Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis have no idea they are studying through the school holidays. Photo: Instagram/ Kensignton Royal

“It gets a bit hectic, I'm not going to lie, with a two-year-old you have to take the phone away,” Kate admitted, referring to Prince Louis who is her youngest.

“It's quite hectic for them all to say the right thing at the right time without pressing the wrong buttons. But it's great and it's nice to keep in touch with everybody.”

The dupo also discussed Prince Charles’ shock diagnosis, as well as the importance of maintaining mental health while in isolation.

William and Kate’s generous donation

The pair have been working from home to support the nation’s efforts to combat coronavirus, as the death toll climbs to over 14,000.

Prince William made a private donation to Captain Tom Moore, the 99-year-old war veteran who has so far raised more than £18m for NHS charities.

William and Kate wrote to Cpt Moore after he hit his target of completing 100 laps in his garden.

Speaking on the BBC, Prince William called the veteran an “absolute legend”.

He said: “It’s incredible, I did see it on the news the other night and I thought ‘Good on him’.

“It’s amazing and what I love also is that he’s a 99-year-old war vet who’s been around a long time, knows everything, and it’s wonderful that everyone kind of has been inspired by his story and his determination.”

William also called him a “one-man fundraising machine”.

Kensington Palace confirmed the donation from William, 37, but did not disclose how much it was.