No one’s trying to pretend that the Royal Family is “just like us.” We don’t know about you, but we don’t personally split our time between several palaces. No one’s yet been in touch to televise our wedding. We wish we had a collection of Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen dresses, but alas, that’s not the case.
But despite all their luxuries, they’re still people trying to adjust to the new normal of life in a pandemic as best they can. And some of what they deal with is a (very fancy, rich person’s) version of what the rest of us are struggling to get through, too.
Namely: dealing with kids, and doing math.
When one of the hosts asked him what he’d learned from homeschooling his kids, the future king of England self-deprecatingly replied, “Probably that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was,” he said.
“That’s probably been the biggest eye opener for me,” he said.
He added that his wife, Kate Middleton, “has super patience” and is better at teaching the kids than he is.
“We’re a good sort of team tag session, where I come in and have a chat with the children and try to get them to do stuff, and then hand over to Catherine when, frankly, everything’s gone wrong.”
He also said it was distressing to learn that his math skills were not quite up to snuff.
“I have to say, I was a bit embarrassed about my maths knowledge. I mean, can’t do Year Two maths, so that was a bit of an eye-opener as well.”
His oldest son Prince George, who turned seven last week, is in Year Two. The UK curriculum for that year involves addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers, recognising 2D and 3D shapes, interpretation of...