Kate Middleton Shares What It’s Like Homeschooling Her Little Royals
Even future kings and queens have to do their school work at home.
Everyone’s day-to-day lives have certainly changed over the last few months, but perhaps none more so than parents. Not only do they now have to attend to their normal duties, but many have also had to take on the role of part-time teacher, ensuring their child’s educational needs are met too. And Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is no exception.
In an April interview with the BBC, Middleton revealed that she was now homeschooling her two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as they remained home from school during the coronavirus pandemic.
"The children have got such stamina," Middleton shared during the wide-ranging interview that included a few insights into royal life during quarantine. "You pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake. You get to the end of the day—they've had a lovely time, but it's amazing how much you can cram into a day, that's for sure."
Middleton admitted, the family actually kept school activities going, even over the Easter holiday break.
'We don't tell the children we've actually kept going through the holidays," she said. "I feel very mean."
In May, Middleton shared that things were getting a little competitive between Charlotte and George, with the older royal sibling getting a bit jealous over his younger sister’s “homework.”
"It’s so true. George gets very upset because he wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects … making spider sandwiches is far cooler than literacy work," she told ITV's "This Morning" show. “I’m sure you’re experiencing the same yourselves with your families and things, but we’re stuck with homeschooling again," she added. "It's unprecedented times, but we're fine."
As for how the kids are staying connected to school and friends, Middleton shared that they are hanging out a lot more on FaceTime, just like you.
"In some ways, I suppose we’ve got a lot more contact, a lot more FaceTime than perhaps you would have done before, but it really is difficult. It's hard to explain for a 5- and a 6-, nearly 7-year-old what’s going on, but the schools have been great in supporting them as well."
Long story short, we’re all in it together, even the royals. But, if you need a little help on ideas of what to do with your kids — during homeschooling or otherwise — here are more than 100 activities that can double as an easy lesson plan today.