- After the news that Prince Charles had tested positive for COVID-19, fans and media have been wondering whether the Royal Family will cancel all their official engagements.
- According to Express, this will definitely be true of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are busy homeschooling their children.
- We just got a glimpse of the three Cambridge kids—Princess Charlotte, Princes George and Louis—clapping for healthcare workers in the U.K. And they are just so darling.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are two of the few royals who have continued to make royal appearances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. On March 20, they secretly visited London Ambulance Centre (Kate in a lovely rose-colored suit) to speak to staff members who are providing care and advice during the U.K.-wide lockdown. But, according to Express, this is probably the last time we'll see them for a long while, but there's quite a simple reason for it: They're homeschooling George and Charlotte.
Like many parents, Kate and William are dealing with schools halting their classes in favor of children self-isolating to stop the spread of the disease. In George and Charlotte's case, "a very small number of pupils" at Thomas’s Battersea had been exposed to the virus and were awaiting test results. Aside from the news that Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19, it hasn't appeared to have spread to the Cambridges at this point.
Real talk: Kate and William obviously have help with their kids. Royal nannies have been A Thing for a long, long time. But I am secretly delighted by the thought of two cool, collected royal parents basically trying (and failing) to get George to sit still for 0.2 seconds. You know that boy is active.
Earlier in March,William made an (ill-advised) joke about how he and Kate were spreading coronavirus (he then immediately apologized). And granted, the virus hadn't spread as far as it has today; Just a few short weeks later, he explained, "I said at [The National Emergencies Trust] launch last year that I dreaded the day when it would be needed...Sadly, with the outbreak of COVID-19, that day has come faster than any of us would have hoped. But now, more than ever, I am grateful that [it] exists."
And just yesterday, we got a little glimpse at the three children (Louis is getting SO BIG) clapping for National Health Service workers doing the life-saving work to treat COVID-19 right now:
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And on U.K. Mother's Day, we got a pic of the whole family (minus Louis):
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So it looks like the family are in good spirits, which is great to see.
Kate Middleton's Best Looks of All Time
September 29, 2020
September 22, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in Battersea Park, London focusing on the importance of parent-powered support programs. For the outing, she wore a dressy yet relaxed look featuring trousers from Marks & Spencer and a Ralph Lauren puff sleeve top. To complete the look, she wore her trusty Superga sneakers.
September 15, 2020
Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the day visiting communities hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. For the outing, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright red floral shirtdress from Beulah (10 percent of profits from each dress sale are donated to empowering women all over the world) and Ralph Lauren pumps.
June 18, 2020
Kate Middleton visited the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk to visit a family-run business, which first opened in 1984, and hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted them. For the visit, she dressed down in a blue button-down shirt, black skinny jeans, a Fjallraven vest, and green Superga sneakers.
March 9, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in red during the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. She re-wore her Catherine Walker red coat and donned a matching red fascinator.
March 9, 2020
We don't mind when Kate re-wears outfits like this royal blue Jenny Packham gown because she looks gorgeous in them every time. Here, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled and sparkled while hosting a soirée at Buckingham Palace for the 25th anniversary of Place2Be.
March 3, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a metallic emerald dress by The Vampire's Wife while visiting the Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar for day one of her royal visit with Prince Willian in Ireland.
February 2, 2020
For special occasions, you can count on the Duchess to turn to fashion house favorite Alexander McQueen to create something beautiful. She wore this gold and white cap-sleeve gown by McQueen to the EE British Academy Film Awards.
January 28, 2020
No one can rock a skirt suit like Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge wore this matching tweed set from Dolce & Gabbana while attending a workshop at Evelina Children's Hospital in London.