Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken video calls instead of face-to-face meetings as a precaution against coronavirus. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed several video meetings in the comfort of their country estate, Anmer Hall, where they are staying with their three children. Although the royal observers missed seeing the couple in action, a royal expert believes that the Cambridges really prefer these conferences rather than meeting in person.
Prince William and Kate Middleton start videoconferences
Shortly before the coronavirus lockdown, William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left Kensington Palace to isolate themselves at Anmer Hall with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The couple canceled their face-to-face meetings due to the pandemic
and have participated in video calls with several charities and
patronages instead. Other members of the royal family also did
an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.
Prince William and Kate chatted by video with schoolchildren, teachers and health care providers. They also participated in other events, such as the opening of emergency hospitals in the UK – all without having to leave their homes.
Although the two cannot meet as many people as they do
in a traditional engagement, royal expert Tina Daheley believes that the Cambridges
prefer video calls to face-to-face meetings.
Why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prefer video calling
According to daily
Mail, Daheley revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge love
fulfill royal commitments by videoconference, as it is more practical
and they don’t have to deal with all the little details of organizing a big
“You don’t have to worry about all the other stuff and
having only a set amount of time and having to go somewhere and meet loads of
people …. They like it, you can have a one-on-one conversation with
Daheley noted that Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoy meeting people in person, but they really like talking to people on video. This method of communication also allows them to speak with people on a more individual level.
The royal expert recently spoke with the couple via video call
and noticed how surprised she is always to see how “normal” William is
and Kate appear. Although they are members of the royal family, Daheley says
talking to them is like talking to people.
We don’t know how long William and Kate will stay at Anmer Hall,
but videoconferencing may become part of their schedule in the future.
Prince William and Kate Middleton open up about home schooling
In one of their most recent video calls, the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge spoke about the difficulties they faced in school
children during the crisis.
According to hi
Magazine Kate admitted it was difficult to discuss the
pandemic with her children. If it would be easy to avoid talking about the
virus, Kate felt it was important to tell them about what was going on
without making it “too overwhelming”.
“George is much older than Louis, but they are aware, I am
always surprised, “said Kate. “And even if you don’t want to scare
and make them too overwhelming, I think it’s appropriate to
recognize it in a simple and age-appropriate way. “
When it comes to home schooling, Prince William and Kate revealed that the experience was “fun”, although they also admitted that they did not know where their children got their energy.
Schools across the UK are currently closed due to the
pandemic, but offer online learning to help parents plan their lessons.
The Cambridges talk about the battle of Prince Charles with
In addition to home schooling, William and Kate also talked about Prince Charles’ battle with the coronavirus. Last month Charles tested positive for COVID-19 and given his age, William admitted that he was “quite worried” about his father at first.
“It matches the profile of someone at the age they are, which is
pretty risky, “said Prince William. “So I was a little
worried, but my father had many lung infections, colds, things like that
over the years. So I said to myself, if anyone wants to beat this, it’s
is going to be him. “
Fortunately, Charles suffered only mild symptoms related to
virus. A few weeks ago, he was released from self-isolation, although he is still
living in his Scottish estate with Camilla Parker Bowles.
Prince William went on to say that one thing Charles was missing during the lockout was taking long walks. William described the Prince of Wales as a “mad walker” and revealed that not having fresh air was “quite difficult for his sanity”.