The engagements being virtual have not stopped the Duchess of Cambridge from looking fabulous.
With everything that happened last year, almost everyone had to adapt or change the way they function due to the situation. This meant that everyday life, be it your free time or your work, had to change in order to be able to continue to function. So the age of virtual meetings and work hours started.
The royal family are also part of the users, with members such as the Queen or Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carrying out more than a dozen virtual calls and engagements during the last couple of months. With the UK currently having its third lockdown, it seems that this trend of carrying out their royal duties through online means will continue for the time being.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently spending lockdown at their country home Anmer Hall, located in Norfolk, with their three children.
Besides becoming quite adept at using the virtual call platforms, it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge has also mastered a couple of tricks that help her look more professional during the calls, despite it being from the comfort of her home.
Katie Nicholl told Vanity Fair: “She has set up a DIY shoot location at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where the Cambridges are spending the lockdown, and apparently has a special stand for her laptop and a ring light to ensure the shot is well lit.”
She explained that: “For the most part William and Kate have become self-sufficient at working from home, filming their virtual engagements by themselves”, even though the couple have their own videographer.
‘Sources close to the Duchess say that Kate has become more confident in front of the camera and has learned to enjoy rather than dread video calls”, Ms. Nicholl also revealed.
The royal expert also talked about how Kate also “chooses her own outfits” and does her own hair and make-up.
This comes right after the Duchess of Cambridge took part in multiple video calls, with some clips from those engagements being posted on the official Kensington Royal Instagram page.
Last week, for example, Kate met with fellow parents as they discussed all the challenges and hardships that the lockdown has introduced to them. The quartet of parents answered all kinds of questions, with Kate revealing one sweet detail about her relationship with her husband Prince William.
The parents were asked to write the name of the person who had been the greatest support to them during these trying times, Kate revealed that her husband was hers.
With this current lockdown not being expected to be lifted at least till mid-February, it will be some time before we get to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conduct royal engagements in person. So for the time being I guess virtual engagements will have to do.