Most people in the UK are confined to their homes as the country remains in lockdown. And while that also applies to the royal family, Prince William and Kate for example have found a virtual way their roles might continue through the crisis.
Kensington Palace shared an adorable clip on social media showing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joining millions of others around the globe in using Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms to continue their work.
William and Kate called teachers and school staff at Casterton Primary Academy, in Burnley, England, to thank them for their hard work and dedication - and to wish the children a Happy Easter.
“Teachers across the UK are dedicating their time to keeping schools open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children,” the royals captioned the clip.
The students wore bunny ears which had the Duke and Duchess smiling, as the children also went around and introduced themselves to the royal couple.
William then asked what the pictures were some of them were holding, to which the children replied they had drawn photos of their parents, some of whom are frontline health workers.
“You should be very proud. They’re doing an amazing job with the NHS,” Kate said.
When speaking to the teachers William expressed the couple’s thanks and passed on a message of support to all the staff.
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys and well done in keeping it all going,” the duke said.
The Zoom meeting comes after Prince William posted another rare message online, sharing a personal get-well-soon note to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after he was moved to an intensive care unit following his coronavirus diagnosis earlier this week.
The Duke of Cambridge signed off a personal note on behalf of himself and wife Kate Middleton, which read: "Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus. We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time. W”
Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus. We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time. W
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 7, 2020
Last week, Kensington Royal also shared a video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, clapping in praise of those responding to the coronavirus crisis.
“To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you,” the video of the three young royals clapping in their garden was captioned.
Prince Louis, who is rarely seen yet because he is so young, stood proudly between his older brother and sister.
The video was filmed at Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home, where they will be spending the next few weeks, as they are being homeschooled along with children around the country.
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