Kate and Prince William recently opened up about their lives on lockdown during a rare interview. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to the BBC last week to highlight the importance of taking care of mental and physical health during lockdown.
During the 30-minute long interview, Kate revealed she felt “mean” because she didn’t tell her children the Easter break had come and kept on homeschooling them.
Prince William opened up on his worries for the health of his grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, and his father Prince Charles.
After this candid chat, their interviewer, BBC’s Tina Daheley, revealed she was simply struck by how normal the couple is.
She told the Coronavirus Newscast: “I think the thing that people sometimes forget is that they’re members of the Royal Family, they can perform if you like.
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“But the thing that always strikes me is how normal they are.
“It did feel like I was just having a chat with people.”
Kate and Prince William’s interview was the first-ever chat between royals and a journalist to take place via video link.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Norfolk, where they have been homeschooling their children since their school were closed by the Government in March.
Kate and William continue to work from home, remaining in touch with their patronages and backing initiatives supporting mental wellbeing.
Kate and William lent their voices to Public Health England for a new advert for Every Mind Matters focused on coronavirus.
In the clip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tell Britons experiencing stress, anxiety and other mental health issues at this time is completely normal but there are online tools that can help feel better.
Yesterday, Kate and William also backed a new mental health initiative dedicated entirely to those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This service, called Our Frontline, provides a “round-the-clock service so that we can be there for key workers, whenever and wherever they need us for support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing”.
Kate and Prince William not only backed the launch of the initiative, but added they will make this their “top priority for the months ahead”.
The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement: “Over the past few weeks, millions of frontline workers across the UK have put their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Every day they confront traumatic situations at the same time as having to contend with their own worries about the risks to themselves and their families.
“That takes a real toll, and as I’ve seen for myself through my work with the Air Ambulance, without the right support at the right time the challenges they face will only be greater.
“Catherine and I, together with The Royal Foundation, will do all we can to support Our Frontline.”
This initiative comes after Prince William held a roundtable call with representatives from the NHS, NHS Improvement, the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, National Police Chiefs’ Council, the Royal College of Surgeons and charities including Mind, Lifelines Scotland, The Fire Fighters Charity, Police Care UK and The Ambulance Staff Charity.
During the video meeting, the Duke and these associations discussed the best ways for Our Frontline to support the mental wellbeing of key workers.
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