The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the entirety of quarantine at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, but it seems that the family-of-five will soon be making their return to London.
Kate Middleton and Prince William left London in March just as the lockdown came into place and have bee self-isolating there ever since. The couple, along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, stayed at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, respecting the government guidelines put in place for the lockdown, but with the restrictions loosening up, all five of them might be returning to London next month.
Last week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement that some primary school pupils could be expected to return to school next June.
In his speech Mr Johnson said: “On step two – at the earliest by June 1 – after half term – we believe we may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of shops and to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
“Our ambition is that secondary pupils facing exams next year will get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays.”
Kate and William’s two oldest children are pupils at Thomas’s School Battersea, with Prince George being Year 2, and Princess Charlotte being Year 1. With the initial plan being to send Year 1 and 6 back first, it seems Princess Charlotte will be the one making the return to school first.
Thomas’s Battersea is a private school, which means it can choose to reopen when it sees fit. For the time being no official statement has been released by the school.
With Year 2 pupils still unknown when they will return, Prince George will be stuck with his parents and younger brother, Prince Louis, at home.
If the school does decide to reopen, that will mean that the whole family will be returning to London, given that the government guidelines allow them to do so.
During their time in self-isolation, Prince William and Kate took up teaching duties. The two even opened up about their experiences with homeschooling.
While on a video call with the BBC Prince William said: “Yeah, homeschooling is fun.”
Kate revealed that she did not let the children know it was the Easter holidays in order to keep them to a strict schedule.
The Duchess said: “Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays. I feel very mean! (laughs).
“The children have got such stamina I don’t know how.
“Honestly, you get to the end of the day and you write down the list of all the things that you’ve done on that day. So you pitch a tent take the tent down again, cook, bake.
“You get to the end of the day – they have had a lovely time – but it is amazing how much you can cram into one day that’s for sure.”
While in lockdown, the Cambridges had multiple celebrations, celebrating both Charlotte and Louis’ birthdays. Personal photographer Kate made sure that they marked each birthday with a set of photos of the birthday boy/girl, done expertly by her.
In the photos, Prince Louis is seen playing with rainbow paints while making a special tribute to the NHS. Charlotte, on the other hand, was captured helping deliver food packages to vulnerable members of the community.
The Cambridge children seem to have no problem staying inside, with mom Kate having all kinds of activities in store for them, as well as a huge outdoor space to freely run wild in.