Duchess Catherine, 38, and Prince William, 37, like many other parents, are currently faced with the challenge of reconciling work and children in coronavirus isolation. Not so easy when the little ones are no longer allowed to go to friends or to school. But Kate knows how to help herself.
Duchess Catherine and Prince William in the home office with the children
Prince William, 37, and Duchess Catherine, 38, made their last appointment on March 20: the couple visited a National Health Service headquarters in London to find out about the workers' fight against the coronavirus. Since then the Cambridges have been saying: Home Office! The family is in Notes Hall, their Norfolk country home, according to media reports.
Like many other parents, Kate and William have to take care of their children on the side. An insider "Fabulous Digital" reveals how Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one, pass the time: "George, Charlotte and Louis are now enjoying their freedom in the spacious gardens of Note Hall. Climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings are a big part of the Cambridges' outdoor activities, and Kate fishes in the pond and takes notes to record what they discovered. Bird watching with binoculars is another children's favorite. " More time with mom and dad – for the kids, despite the sad circumstances, a reason to be happy.
Duchess Catherine: Because of Corona, she waives her engagement ring
In a photo that shows her working in her home office, it was noticed that Duchess Catherine is not wearing her striking sapphire engagement ring. Only her golden wedding ring adorns her hand. According to the US portal "People.com", this is related to the corona virus. "Dispensing with the ring makes hand washing more efficient. This is important to prevent the virus from spreading," the portal said. When visiting hospitals, the triple mom has often given up the piece of jewelry, according to the magazine. The ring once belonged to Prince William's mother, Princess Diana (1961-1997) and has been an integral part of Duchess Kate's wardrobe since her engagement.
Some students from "Thomas's Battersea" school, who are visiting Prince George and Princess Charlotte, showed flu symptoms after a school trip in early March. They were checked for the corona virus. Nothing is known about the result. As of Monday (March 23rd), all schools in the UK have been closed due to the Corona virus; thus Charlotte and George are also taught at home.
Queen Elizabeth in self-isolation at Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth belongs to the coronavirus risk group at the age of 93. On March 13, the palace announced that "as a reasonable precaution and for practical reasons (…)" changes are being made to the Queen's schedule. For example, five parties in the garden of Buckingham Palace, to which the Queen invites thousands of guests from the population, their birthday parade ("Trooping The Color") and a state visit by the Japanese imperial couple were canceled. About 100 farm workers were sent home.
Not only the professional life, but also the private life of the Queen is affected: On March 19 – a week earlier than planned – she went to Windsor Castle to take her Easter vacation there. The palace said that it was "likely" that the 93-year-old would also stay at the castle after Easter. At the side of the Queen are Prince Philip, 98, and some close associates. If the Queen is not doing official business, she is watching TV with Philip, writes "Mail Online". The Queen announced that the Queen was well in health.
Prince Charles contracted the corona virus
Prince Charles, 71, and Duchess Camila, 72, also belong to the COVID 19 risk group due to their age. At the recommendation of the government, a trip abroad to Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan, which was planned for mid-March, was initially canceled. Gradually more and more other dates were canceled.
On March 25, Charles announced that he had the corona virus. However, he had only "mild symptoms" and therefore continued to work in the home office, the news said a day later. A test with Duchess Camilla was negative. The couple spend the quarantine separately on the royal family's private estate in Scotland.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Prince Harry, 35, and Duchess Meghan, 38, want to support their followers via Instagram in the fight against the corona virus. They were initially in Canada with Baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, ten months. The Sussex family has been living in the USA since the end of March.
Royals in daily contact with medical professionals
Dr. Anna Hemming, who worked as a doctor at Buckingham Palace for seven years, told "The Tatler": "It is clear that members of the royal family are at risk groups (…). I think the family is using their medical daily Speak to the team and take all reasonable precautions, especially for the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), who we all know is the most fragile member of the royal family. "
Sources used: Dana Press, Instagram, express.co.uk, mailonline.co.uk, bild.de, Tatler, PEOPLE, The Express, Mail Online
This article originally appeared on Gala.de.