For his most recent engagement, Prince William travelled to Belfast to mark Emergency Services Day, where he met with blue light responders as part of his visit.
There he spoke with a police officer, with William telling her that he suspected other moms and dads were having the same experience as himself.
The father-of-three said: “I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again.” He went on: “Five months – it’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months.”
Prince William, along with his wife Kate Middleton, is the proud parents to three children: Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five and Prince Louis, two.
Last year, Princess Charlotte joined her older brother as she started school as Thomas’s School in Battersea, after finishing nursery at Willcocks Nursery School, where her younger brother Prince Louis will soon be starting.
During the lockdown, Kate and William had to pick up the schooling duties, homeschooling their two eldest, with Kate admitting during a TV interview that she ‘forgot’ to give them an Easter break.
“Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays. I feel very mean,” she said on BBC Breakfast. The family of five did, however, get to have a summer holiday, going on a trip to the Isles of Scilly in July.
Last month, Kate was seen with her three children at Burnham Market, attending a pottery painting class. The Duchess has never been afraid to get down and dirty when playing with her children.
During his visit to Belfast the Prince, besides their talks about parenthood, talked about his experiences as an RAF search and Rescue pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, as he worked there from 2015 to 2017.
He talked about how low it made him feel when he would witness so much tragedy as part of the job, saying: “I couldn’t put my finger on it, but you just felt very sad.”
There the royal took part in a training workshop aimed at encouraging first responders to be comfortable sharing their feelings.
He told fellow participants: “We’ve got to somehow change that culture where we feel it’s okay to say ‘listen, this was horrendous, I really didn’t enjoy seeing that, it was really brutal.’ How do we talk about it?”