Kate Middleton Secretly Kept Homeschooling Her Kids Through the Holidays

Sucks for them, but she had a good reason.

  • Kate Middleton tricked her kids and kept homeschooling them through the recent holidays.
  • Kate said she and Prince William have experienced "ups and downs" while social distancing with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Social distancing has been rough, and as working parents of three kids under six, Kate Middleton and Prince William have their own challenges. During a new interview with BBC about how coronavirus is impacting people's mental health, Kate admitted their experience with social distancing has been filled with "ups and downs."

Princess Charlotte's First Day Of School

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Talking to Tina Daheley, Kate said she tricked her kids into continuing their schoolwork through the Easter holidays. Though that might seem cruel and unusual, Kate and William actually just did it in an effort to maintain some sense or normalcy. She explained, "Someone gave me some very good advice, pre the [Easter] holidays, to fit some structure to keep to a pretty strict routine. Don't tell the children, we've actually kept it going through the holidays. I felt very mean."

She later added that it's not all statistics and Shakespeare or whatever toddlers are learning these days, so don't feel too bad for them! "And it's great, there's so many great tips online and fun activities that you can do with the children, so it hasn't been all hardcore," she clarified.

The Duchess of Cambridge went on to describe just how active Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are and all the activities they do in a day, like baking and pitching tents on top of their regular school lessons. She added, "Children have got such stamina. I don't know how, honestly."

Whew. Just listening to her talk about it is enough to make me want to take a nap. Hopefully the kids don't get too stir crazy as many countries and states are extending their social distancing orders.

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Shannon Barbour

Shannon is a news writer at Cosmopolitan.com, and when she's not obsessing about Cardi B, she's thinking about Justin Bieber and still trying to memorize Beyoncé's Beychella choreography.