Mom Kate has revealed the “mean” home schooling trick she and William have played on their eldest children while in lockdown.
During a video interview with the BBC, Prince William spoke about coping with mental health issues during the lockdown, while Kate opened up about some of the challenges she is experiencing.
The couple also confessed they haven’t told George and Charlotte it is the Easter holidays and have continued to homeschool during the break. Kate said she feels guilty for lying to her children and continuing lessons from their home at Anmer Hall.
She told the BBC: “It’s been ups and downs, someone told me to keep a structure, and we have been quite strict.”
“Homeschooling has been fun,” William added.
Kate said: “Yes don’t tell the children, we’ve kept it going through the holidays, I feel quite mean.”
Duchess Kate also gave an insight in some of the activities the family has been doing during the day. “The children have got such stamina. I don’t know how, honestly. You can get to the end of the day and write down a list of everything you’ve done… “
You pitch a tent, you take the tent down again. Cook, bake. You get to the end of the day… they’ve had a lovely time. But it is amazing how much you can cram into that one day, that’s for sure.”
William and Kate are self-isolating with their three children at their home in Norfolk.
They also talked about how how they have been explaining the whole situation George, Charlotte and Louis.
Kate said: “George is much older than Louis is, and but they are aware. I think I am always surprised. Although you don’t want to scare them or make it too overwhelming, I think it is appropriate to acknowledge it in simple ways, in age appropriate ways.”
Prince William also revealed they have been keeping in touch with other members of the family via video calls. “We have done many a family thing, we have been talking to all the family online.”
Kate added: “Your father and my parents and our families have loved keeping in touch with the children because it’s hard times, particularly over Easter not seeing each other.”