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Why The Lockdown Was “A Rare Gift” For Prince William And Kate

Lockdown due to COVID-19 was undoubtedly a very difficult experience for many families. But, for Prince William and Kate, it was “a rare gift” as they got to spend time of normality with their children.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the couple has been staying at their country estate, Anmer Hall in Norfolk with George, Charlotte, and Louis.

Writing for 9Honey, royal commentator, Victoria Arbiter said: “The inevitable stresses of lockdown aside, this period has also proven to be a rare gift. In a world in which duty reigns for the good of the crown, George, Charlotte and Louis have enjoyed a privileged generations of royal youngsters have unavoidably been denied — prolonged time at home with just Mum and Dad.”

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“For George, Charlotte and Louis a lifetime of duty eventually awaits. But thanks to the relative normality their childhood affords, their royal calling will feel less like a prison sentence and more one to be proud of.”

According to Victoria, Prince William has long ‘strived’ to provide his three angels with the “stability he once craved”.

Meanwhile, she added that the Middletons have ‘remained at the heart of the Cambridges’ existence’. They offer a ‘stabilising force’ to the family unit.   

“Given his admiration for their solid middle-class values and hands-on style, it’s hardly surprising Carole and Mike play such a significant role in their grandchildren’s upbringing.”

Victoria says that the mix of Kate’s focus on early years education, the Middleton’s ‘nurturing presence’; William’s focus on mental health and the Windsor traditions, would result in George, Charlotte, and Louis being “the most well-adjusted generation the royals have ever known.”
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Arbiter’s comments come after the Cambridges returned to London after months of isolation as George and Charotte prepare for the start of their new school year.  

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