During a phone call the Duchess of Cambridge made this week, she revealed some details about Prince George’s school subjects.
Kate’s most recent project, the Hold Still photography project, had thousands of applicants, with the Duchess having the hard job of picking only 100 to feature in the online gallery.
One of the 100 was pleasantly surprised when the Duchess herself called to speak with her young daughter, about the photograph she sent. And during that call, the Duchess talked about her oldest son, Prince George, about what he is currently studying.
Ceri Edwards was among the 100 chosen for the project, with her photograph entitled “Be Safe Daddy X” being featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s digital exhibition, which was ‘opened’ to the public earlier this month.
The photograph shows Poppy sharing a cuddle with her father, a paramedic before he heads off for a night shift during the virus pandemic.
“The Duchess was absolutely wonderful,” Ceri from Newport, South Wales, talks about what happened. “She asked Poppy about her favourite topic at school and put her at ease. She asked Poppy how she felt when her Daddy had to go to work during the pandemic and Poppy said that she was very scared and worried about him, but very proud too.
“They talked about how important cuddles are and how they both love to give them.
“The Duchess also spoke to my husband (Poppy’s Dad) about how things were for him as a paramedic during the height of the pandemic.”
The project started back in May, with the Duchess inviting people of all ages across the UK to submit a photo they had taken during the lockdown, which perfectly captures the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fear and feelings that everyone was feeling at the time as they try to deal with the virus outbreak.
The mother-of-three appeared on This Morning to talk to presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about the project with one of her patronages, the National Portrait Gallery.
Ceri continues: “The Duchess thanked us for our photograph and said how it resonated with her and the other judges and showed not only the special bond between father and daughter but real emotion of the time.
“The Duchess was so down-to-earth and was so wonderful with Poppy. We talked about Poppy and Prince George being in the same school year [three] and their current school topics [Poppy’s is Brazil and Beyond and George’s is The Active World – Volcanoes].
“It was a very special day and something we treasured and will always remember.”