Prince William has spent the coronavirus lockdown with his family at their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk. He and Kate, among thousands of other parents across the nation, have been busy keeping George, Charlotte and Louis occupied and helping them with their schooling.
This week, Prince William was expected to be in Scotland in a series of engagements, linked to his role as the Queen’s representative to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Instead, he video called the PEEK Project (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid) in Glasgow about its work, which has been helped by the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal.
The Prince was given a virtual tour of the PEEK Project’s food truck where they are providing hot and healthy meals for vulnerable children and families.
Mr Farrally said: “It’s certainly taken the pressure off parents, for sure,” community chef Charlie Farrally told William of the charity’s work. “You’ll know yourself — the hardest time is dinnertime.”
The father-of-three answered: “Yeah! It depends on what’s on the table though Charlie, isn’t it? And that’s the thing. If parents put something on children love, dinnertime goes on very well.”
“But if you put something on the table they don’t want to do, that’s another ball game.”
Prince William also chatted with Michaela Collins, who started visiting Peek when she was nine years old before becoming a volunteer, and then chief executive.
“What a brilliant rise,” William said. “I think that’s absolutely fantastic. You are the embodiment of what can be done.
Prince William also told PEEK staff that he was looking forward to visiting them whenever he was next able. “I hope when I find myself up in Glasgow in the near future I can come and see you guys in person and congratulate you.”
Maybe then we’ll get some details about what exactly it is that George, Charlotte and Louis love to eat?