Duchess Kate ‘is leading on most of the teaching’ for her homeschooled kids

The official birthday of the British Sovereign, The Trooping of the Colour, London, UK.

I would be very curious to know what kind of staffing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have at the moment, as they’re in coronavirus lockdown in Norfolk. They kept a small household staff in Norfolk even when they moved to Kensington Palace full-time a few years back. I would also assume that their office staff at Kensington Palace is working from home now. My point is that I bet this is the most time William and Kate have spent with each other and their three kids in a long time, and it’s the first time in years that they don’t have many “buffers” around them, whether those buffers are office staffers, household staffers or Kate’s parents. Not only that, but Kate and William have to do some work every day by helping their kids with schoolwork and remote learning. So how is that working out?

Prince William and Kate are sharing the home-schooling duties as they lead the Royal fight against coronavirus, a source has revealed. The royal pair are juggling their duties with parenting, as millions of Brits also take on the challenge with their kids at home amid the virus crisis.

A source told the Sun Online: “For Kate and William, like any other parent, one of the main priorities for them right now is helping to keep a settled home-environment for their children. That’s why they have both been keeping very involved in helping George with his work. And they’ve been putting on lots of activities for Charlotte as well as making time for play with Louis.

“Kate is leading on most of the teaching. She spends time every day doing something with them. But William is also rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck in as well. They’ve both found the experience hugely rewarding but it has underlined to them the amazing job our teachers do.”

[From The Sun]

“Kate is leading on most of the teaching” - while William does what, exactly? It’s a question I’ve been asking for years now, especially as William loves to talk about how busy he is, and he’s often lying. Just a few months back – November 2019 – he even said that what little free time he has, he spends with the kids. It was a comment that made many people question whether he had been living separately from Kate and the kids, and it also made people question just how little time William spent doing royal work (being keen doesn’t actually count). Also, “juggling their duties” LMAO. All they have to do is sit in Norfolk and do first-grade-level lessons with their kids and that’s it.

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  1. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Penis with Teeth is probably doing a Ryan Reynolds and drinking his way through lockdown (only point of comparison between PWT and RR: one’s gorgeous and the other looks like, well, an appendage with teeth). I bet Buttons is furious that she has to actually do some work without cameras there to witness it (hence the ‘we’re phoning unbelievably busy and exhausted health workers to show we Keenly Care’).

    • carmen says:

      Welcome back Andrew’s Nemesis!!!!!

    • Züri says:

      OMG. Penis with Teeth. Made me spit out my coffee laughing! That is the best description of him!

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Zuri The only problem I’ve had since coining that phrase is that I now can’t unsee it – every time I see him in the newspapers, particularly when I have a mouthful of food, I feel more than a little queasy…

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Good to have you back and fighting fit Andrew’s Nemesis!

    • Mtec says:

      I don’t know which nicknames I like best, “Cain and Unable” or “Penis with Teeth and Buttons” Lmaoo!. Wish we could do a poll.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      How are you feeling, Andrew’s Nemesis?

    • Maevo says:

      Omg that’s exactly what it is!!! For the past few years he’s been slowing turning into a giant bald head, but you really nailed it 😆 Sigh, remember is teens/college years when he had hair and Diana’s good looks??

      • Bettyrose says:

        I had a roommate in my early 20s who pinned up then 15 year old Wills in our hallway. We mocked her for being a perv, but just supporting the point his good looks were legendary.

    • Dilettante says:

      I love the Kate Dominatrix look in the second photo. She should channel that more, and things could get really interesting. Maybe they already are.

  2. Erinn says:

    One slightly amusing thing about the pandemic is that teachers went on strike for the first time in Nova Scotia in 2017. This was a huge deal – the government dropped the ball massively when it came to contract negotiations… response videos got leaked before they were supposed to be put up, and it was a giant smear against teachers for the most part.

    SO many people were going on about how anyone could teach, how their kids couldn’t possibly be the problem – teachers were just greedy and being unfair. SUDDENLY I see all over my facebook feed that some of these little “angels” that their parents had thought they were might not be as sweet and wonderful as their parents crowed on about. There are a LOT of unhappy people dealing with the little hellions that they created by never having them take responsibility for their behavior and downright enabling it. The amount of people just backtracking and thanking teachers for everything they do is just amazing.

    I also don’t doubt that Kate is taking the lead on school stuff. I think there are a LOT of moms out there right now breaking their backs while their husbands do the minimum.

    • Becks1 says:

      I mean, that’s not entirely fair. My kids are pretty good in school. My kids are pretty good in general. Right now they are going through phases of being total hellions, and my kids are held responsible for their behavior etc.

      This is a tough time for anyone. I’m not really judging parents right now.

      ETA and I’ll add that this is very stressful because I’m not just trying to manage the schooling. i’m still working full time, as many parents are. So there is a lot going on and if parents are overwhelmed, that’s only natural.

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        I agree @Becks. Plus teachers aren’t expected to also cook, clean, be personal trainers and generally be with the kids 24/7 while also somehow holding down an additional job…

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Becks1 You’re much the exception, not the norm, though! I do hate to generalise, but I’ve seen so much crappy parenting among my liberal friends who teach, earnestly, that you should ‘never say “no” to a child’ and that ‘children learn manners through interacting with society: they shouldn’t be dictated to’ and turn a blank eye on little Damien who is chewing through a table-leg, growling furiously to himself. Many seem to think (according to a survey of British parents) that teachers should teach children table manners. A sizeable proportion send their children to school (at age 4/5) in nappies. You’re doing a great job, but I wouldn’t say the same for the examples above!!

      • Erinn says:

        That’s a fair point Becks, but I also doubt the people who are raising at least half way decent humans are the ones blaming the teachers for everything. I don’t mean to make it sound like the only ones acting up now are little jerks – I’m sure there are plenty of kids acting out because they’re frustrated right now.

        But there were a specific few that I remember saying that they could teach (they didn’t have ANY post high school education) and that their kids were easy who ARE now backtracking.

        I didn’t mean to make that sound like I’m enjoying the average parent being frustrated – just the ones that were mouthing off before.

        And that’s just it – if both parents are working full time while doing homeschooling that is going to be brutal, no way around it. Even the best behaved kids are going to have trouble jumping into something completely new. This was truly about the vocal asshats that proclaimed themselves capable of doing a better job than teachers could.

        Now one thing I will say, and this is more related to Lady Baden-Baden – but there are a lot of teachers doing just that. Many of them have children themselves. So they’re dealing with work, cleaning, cooking, etc all at the same time as well.

        Honestly, I really envy anyone navigating all of this right now with littles at home.

      • Strath23 says:

        No, teachers aren’t doing the laundry and cleaning while they work. They are only managing 24 + kids with different needs and trying to actively engage all learners. I have often said the highest paid CEO wouldn’t last a day in a classroom!

      • Ellie says:

        Yep alright, teachers do a good job. But people get a bit carried away with the praise. People choose jobs. They require different skills. Many people couldn’t just pick up another job.
        Nurses out there are bellowing teachers wouldn’t last a day in the ED. Sanitation workers are out there bellowing nurses couldn’t hack it as garbage collectors.
        Let’s all just understand people’s jobs are different, and hard. Why all the comparisons?

    • HK9 says:

      Amen-I come from a family of teachers and I get it. Their workload is huge and now people know it’s specialized skill.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Whoa, I understand Erinn’s point. And sure, some people’s kids are great. They’re great at home, they’re great at school. They’re just good kids. But she’s correct that there are also kids whose parents blame the teacher for everything and never take responsibility for their own kids, and never teach their kids to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.

      Also, LBB, I don’t think your intention is to imply that teachers have an easy job, but that’s how it comes across. Those teachers don’t just have one, or two, or even three kids to deal with each day. They have 30-35 kids *every* hour, for eights hours a day.

      It’s hard for parents at home right now. It’s hard for teachers at work. It’s difficult all around.

      • Becks1 says:

        I understood her general point, but I think at this point in time we can all have a little more grace with each other rather than bashing parents who are doing the best we can.

        And LBB’s point was NOT that teachers have easy jobs. come on. that’s deliberately misreading this situation.

        ETA and to clarify before I’m accused of hating teachers or anything – I think parents need to extend that same grace to teachers and the schools that are figuring this all out. We can all do with a little less judging right now.

      • LAB says:

        @Agirlandherdog – totally agreeing to your point about the parents who blame the teacher and don’t take responsibility for their kids.
        There is a well off family with a son in my son’s class. But, they can’t get obtain a tablet or computer for their son to homeschool right now because ‘they don’t like screen time’. (Both have the fanciest tech for themselves all the time) Well, guess what – this is how we have to do it for the rest of the school year here. Homeschool with online class and submission of work. The child also has some major learning disabilities – that they refuse to help with and they apparently got their own ‘assessment’ done and the teacher just isn’t teaching right. It makes me so mad. Now the child will be farther behind and take up more of the teacher’s time away from the other children – some who are food/shelter insecure and need the extra help in multiple ways; that the teachers/school are trying to provide.

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        Thank @Becks. Obv I wasn’t implying teachers have an easy job. My mother, sister and cousins are all teachers – I know exactly how difficult it is! But I think this a good indicator that I need to stay off this site for now. The negativity and picking apart celebrities/royals feels distasteful while the world is burning, even where it’s deserved. No judgement meant – if that’s what gets you through, then great. Everyone needs a distraction. See you on the other side!

      • Erinn says:

        I mean – I’m definitely NOT bashing parents, though. I was only referring to the people who pretended that they could do a better job than the people trained to teach who constantly posted ripping teachers to shreds who never did anything to help them when their kids were being jerks. Nowhere did I say ALL parents deserve to be suffering or anything. Anyone who DIDN’T do that – I have complete empathy for and I’m sure it’s a struggle.

        The ONLY way anyone should be taking anything I said personally or as a slight are the people who do the same things that the people I was referring to did. 🤷

    • Nic919 says:

      There has been a quasi teacher’s strike here in Ontario too and so I know which parents you are referring to. What doesn’t help is that the government propaganda would spin the labour negotiations into “look what the greedy teachers want”.

      • Erinn says:

        That’s EXACTLY what they did here. They know how easy it is to turn the public against teachers – it really didn’t take much to get them rabid over it. Last I had seen on the Ontario situation it was going almost the exact same way the NS one did.

    • Amelie says:

      No you are not wrong, a lot of kids are aholes. I was a camp counselor for 5 summers and I taught English in Spain for a year. Some of my kids were really great and so sweet! But a good number were entitled and annoying. Parents don’t realize that their little Johnny/Jane aren’t the cute well-behaved kids they think they are when they are shut up with them 7 days a week haha. The kids usually reserve the jerk behavior for their teachers and act like “little angels” at home. Now a good number of parents are having a reality check when they realized that they spawned demons and not angels.

  3. tempest prognosticator says:

    Good. She’s homeschooling her kids. That is as it should be.

  4. Em says:

    Lead the royal fight against coronavirus lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • Feeshalori says:

      Right, my eyes rolled hard at that one. How insulting to the healthcare professionals on the frontline.

  5. Brit says:

    Kate is so boring and that media are going to turn on her. These fluff pieces aren’t cutting it and it’s so cringe. I’m expecting more photo ops of the kids since the Sussex leaks are non existent. In a way I feel sorry for them because they gotta feed the beast to keep them off their backs and it will backfire especially since the Sussexes are gone. Harry showed he was the smart one all along.

  6. aquarius64 says:

    I saw the comments on the Fail for the homeschooling and the Cambridges are getting skrwered. The nanny is teaching the kids etc. One voice speaks for the BRF and that is the queen or Charles.

    • PrincessK says:

      Well rumour has it that because of Covid 19 staff at Amer have been reduced and Kate is worn out.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Lead the royal fight against coronavirus?? LMAO.

    I do wonder if they have nanny maria or anyone like that there. I would be surprised if they are completely alone.

    • Brit says:

      They act like the Royals are actually contributing 😂 if anything, they all need to be quiet because that whole institution is unfair and it’s highlighted especially in times like this. Stay in Quarantine and stop the constant PR pictures and stories.

    • carmen says:

      I wondered the same thing Becks1. Highly unlikely they would have released their extensive team of helpers from their duties.

    • Couch potato says:

      What did it say; “She spends time every day doing something with them”. Other parents without nannies spends the entire day with their children. The nanny are there for sure.

  8. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    “All they have to do is sit in Norfolk and do first-grade-level lessons with their kids and that’s it”

    Please believe me – first-grade or not: home-schooling, entertaining, feeding and tidying up after multiple kids at the moment is exceptionally hard work (assuming they don’t have staff on site). It’s more than a FT job even before any additional work duties.

    Take care everyone x

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      That line really bugged me too. I’m guessing the author doesn’t have children, because that’s something that might have popped out of my mouth pre-children, but man – now I know better!

      I only have one, and he’s about to be 4, so not technically needing to be home schooled yet. My husband was laid off a few weeks ago, so he stays at home with him while I’m working right now, and when I get home he is exhausted from all the stuff they do all day. And my kid is a pretty good kid who listens, it’s just a lot of work keeping him occupied all day.

      • Maevo says:

        Agreed!! Even “easy” kids are exhausting. I’m home with my 3 year old and 8 month old right now. Taking care of them is “all” I’m doing and, man, what I wouldn’t give to sit quietly for a bit without a small person needing my attention….

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        Maevo, I wish we could bottle the energy a 3 year old has and sell it. It’s just NEVER ENDING. lol.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      So true!

  9. Tiffany says:

    So…having an affair constitutes a full time job now.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Rather depends on how much topiary he’s pruning, doesn’t it? I mean, he might have made up a milkman’s schedule and does the rounds of bored aristos on a daily basis. Poor old PWT must be exhausted.

    • Jaded says:

      I imagine Katie the Keener is keeping an keen eagle eye on her n’ere do well husband whilst in mandatory self-containment.

      Wm: “Just popping out to pick up a….ummm…a newspaper! Yes, a newspaper! BRB my love!”

      KM: “Like hell you are…get up here and read to the kids, I’ve had it with them. And bring me a goddamn G&T while you’re at it.”

  10. Emily says:

    Now would be a great time for some Early Years content from Katie Keen.

  11. ClaireB says:

    If they’re so busy getting stuck in homeschooling their children, how do they have time to leak this ridiculous nonsense to the press?

  12. damejudi says:

    Here’s where they have a chance to lead. Record something for social media about how even with all of their resources, the changes are challenging for families.

    Be specific about what you appreciate about your childrens’ teachers: they’re creative, they’ve worked hard during the transition, they’ve committed during this difficult time.

    Comment on how the kids need to have fun and exercise along with “learning.” I realize that this is from The Sun, but the sentence “She spends time every day doing something with them” is exceptionally weak-and makes K&W look terrible.

    Step up. It’s really not that difficult.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      It really would be a boost to their PR and isn’t difficult to pull off. Whoever leads their PR team isn’t earning their paycheck.

  13. Osty says:

    They know Corona has made pple know how useless they are so they are trying everything to prove to us they are not. Kate cant speak, is dumb , and they want to tell us she can teach her kids .Apuuuuuuuuuu.

    They should shut up in their little mansion and stop the ridiculous PR, we ain’t buying it

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Kate and William are not exactly the brightest. All Kate can teach her kids is how to test the smell of the tea. And, how to turn your entire life, personality, career, and self-respect into absolutely *nothing* just so they can “land” their partners.

  14. Cosmo says:

    The PR is getting a little silly at this point. The media is not going to do well with these puff pieces for much longer. The dullards don’t get clicks or sell papers. The media will turn on them soon.

  15. Lucy says:

    No fan of how these two act, but to be fair – I imagine Kate is doing a great job with being with home schooling the kids. She may be boring and lazy, but I do believe she is a great mom and if she could just spend time with them and get all the royal life benefits, her life would be great! And 1st grade is not the same as it was years ago…heck, Pre-K is not the same. It is tough to be a mom teaching anything to kids now! George could probably teach them some things!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      These types of comments are so bizarre to me. How do we know if someone is a great parent, or a poor parent, just from photos? Do we know if William and Kate are teaching their kids to be independent thinkers, kind to others, have self-respect without being arrogant? Are they with their kids when the kids or sick or need emotional support? Or are they teaching their kids to be racists, that they are superior to others because of happenstance of birth, or that men can cheat on their wives and it’s the wife’s place to be a doormat? See, we don’t know either way. That’s why I’ve never accused William or Kate of being a bad parent. But there is absolutely no reason to say they are “great” parents either. That is something that simply cannot be determined by photos. But that’s part of our problem, isn’t it? We “judge” people by how they look in photos.

      • Linda says:

        @Mrs.Krabapple
        I think you should take your own advice. You accused Kate in your comments above of being a crappy mother. So pray tell what are you basing this on?

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        When did I ever say Kate was a crappy mother? I have said (repeatedly) that William and Kate are lazy and dumb — but that is based on their actions and words, not photos.

      • Nic919 says:

        No one knows how good parents are until the kids are fully formed adults. There are obvious bad parent moves like abuse or neglect, but outside of that we have no idea whether or not anyone is a good parent until the kids are about 20. Right now people are praising the PR image they put out because we really have no idea.

      • yinyang says:

        Me too @Mrs. Krabapple. I’ve known some great mothers, they love their kids so much that every child they meet they see their own children in, even with difficult adults they see their children and thus treat all people kindly and patiently. I think Kate is an average mum, probably a little narcissitic and a little detached, present physically but not emotionally, lacking some motherly qualities, I think she loves people fawning over her kids, but she doesn’t think anyone elses child is worth being fussed over ie. Archie at the polo match, I would be all over him and wouldn’t want to give him back.

  16. Nic919 says:

    They have totally erased Nanny Maria from this story and she is definitely there doing a large bulk of the work. Kate doesn’t have any other job or responsibilities so she in theory has plenty of time to do home schooling along with William. They aren’t dealing with the same stresses that other parents are so really this self pitying article is to fool people in thinking they are just like the average parent in the UK. They aren’t and that silly photo op should have been evidence enough that they just don’t get it.
    The unquestioned sexism of that article is really amazing too. I mean what does William have to do that he can’t do an equal share of home schooling the kids ? Is he actually even there? Why is that unchallenged?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Thats what makes me things this is coming from Carole – she’s leaking stories about how her daughter is just like any other parent out there while passively aggressively leaving to people wonder ‘where is William’.

      There is clearly serious issues in that marriage that people are trying to hide.

  17. yinyang says:

    Oh please, homeschooling with a crapload of nursery teachers, tutors and nannies, to educate a bunch of ungrateful kids for an education that they’ll never need in their life, must be nice. Let the kids in poverty have that opportunity!

    …You know maybe those pictures of W&K were taken as sort of reassurance to the Queen in quarantine, they’re holding down the fort and the monarchy will survive. Now the queen can rest easy, all is right in the world, lol.

    • letsnot says:

      YinYang – this comment and your other comment above are exceptionally rude. You don’t personally know this people or their children. Neither do you know how they parent or the children’s personality. Please rethink your attitude.

      • yinyang says:

        I think you’re exeptionally rude! If you can’t let anyone express an idea different then yours then get lost!

  18. RoyalBlue says:

    Correction. Nanny Maria is leading the charge.

    Kate needed a survey to tell her the importance of early year nurturing.

  19. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Agree with this. They may not have as many nannies, but I bet there are still at least 3, doing the majority of the work including facilitating learning at home for the older 2. Same for the household staff— not as many but I don’t think normal Bill and Cathy are like, “welp, imma make lasagna for dinner, the kids like it and we have most of the ingredients”.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I wonder if Kate even has a functioning kitchen, given how many she’s ripped out in her time… imagine their version of lasagne would be something like Paris Hilton’s without the lolz. Remember, Penis-With-Teeth only dirties his hands when gardening

  20. ABritGuest says:

    I said a few weeks ago that the press REALLY want Kate to have a 4th baby. I saw again bookies raising bets about post coronavirus baby to lift the nations spirits and a RR tweeted about it. The expression lie back and think of England has never been more apt 😉

    • Sofia says:

      Would a 4th kid even lift spirits? I remember them getting some flack for having Louis while everyone in the country gets their benefits cut off or greatly reduced after 2 kids.

      After the virus, the economy is going to be in bad shape. People will be unemployed and perhaps unable to afford to feed their kids. Yes I know then UK government has laid out plans but not every family can claim money – mine included.

      I think the last thing people need is a reminder of another kid their tax money is going to go to and 18 months of Kate not doing any work

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Sofia It wasn’t only due to the benefits cuts, but Will pontificating to Africa/the Global South that they should have two children or fewer. If they produced Baby #4 now the above, coupled with their treatment of our darling Meghan, would cause the Commonwealth to dissolve…

      • ABritGuest says:

        The press would be happy. People who aren’t into royals still click or pick up papers to see royal baby pics and right now loads of journalists are on social media imploring for people to buy papers as digital ad sales& print circulation are down. So they need all the help they can get.

      • Nic919 says:

        There is a certain crowd who would delight in Harry being moved down to number 7 in line, but that’s a small group of vocal weirdos. Most people don’t care. Louis isn’t even important enough to be included in a Mother’s Day photo so I can’t imagine what would happen to a fourth child.

    • Harla says:

      “The expression lie back and think of England has never been more apt 😉,” Omg! I just spewed tea all over my computer…through my nose!

    • Aria says:

      Orginally william doesnt want louis but Kate wanted it so bad but William says no . William got in skiing scandal and gave in for Louis, kate thought with rose scandal too William will give in to have 4th child but this time william firmly says no. Kate will love to have many babies as possible because with pregnancy she wont work for atleast next five by the time she might over 40 and she will says that she hit menopause how horrible it was for her and with that excuse she wont work for next 2 years and her fans eat up whatever lie she says.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      If she does get pregnant again, it’ll be fun to see the RRs wax poetic about how “thrilled” William supposedly is. Kate herself told someone at a recent-ish event (January after doing a quick search) that she doubts he wants a 4th kid. We already know he was happy with just two.

  21. B says:

    Want to rant. My poor kid has been stuck in front of the telly most the time, whilst I work.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @B sorry to hear that you’re having a difficult time of it. How are you; do you have external support? Is your child learning via any of the online platforms; do you have an opportunity to have any ‘you’ time? Best wishes to you. Stay well.

    • Moneypenny says:

      Hang in there, B! Your kid will be fine–you’re entertaining them, feeding them and keeping a roof over their heads. You’re doing great!

      • B says:

        Thank you. I should click and read the article and give them the benefit doubt. Is just them being immensely tone deaf as normal. It’s not 1939.

        As a introverted, anti social, home bunny. I really miss people.

  22. CrystalBall says:

    They are keeping VERY quiet on the whereabouts of their nanny! How about some honesty, William and Kate?

  23. February Pisces says:

    One of the things I’ve heard said about K over the years is that she’s doesnt lift a damn finger around the home especially when it comes to the kids. Like most rich/aristo mums with help, it’s the nannies that do most of the heavy lifting. The parents are just there for the nice bits, as soon as the baby poops they just hand it to the nanny to deal with. Now I’m not saying K is a terrible mother, but she doesn’t have to deal with a fraction of what most mothers do. Most parents are at home with their kids, whilst either trying to work from home or worried how they are going to pay their bills because they’ve been laid off because of the pandemic. Do KP think we are suppose to be praising Kate for this? She’s holed up in a mansion on a country estate, surrounded by miles worth of land, whilst most people are stuck in their tiny houses, with only their small gardens for fresh air. KP need to realise now is not the time to prop W+K up cos people are not in the mood to hear how great they are.

    • Nic919 says:

      Now is the time for them to be serving the people, but they don’t actually care enough to do anything. They prefer useless PR. Hell even Charles did a video message with some value while recovering from the virus. Sophie did a short video about online learning. Bill and Cathy have dropped the ball bigly here. Do something now and stop the PR nonsense. People need help now.

      • February Pisces says:

        I think it really demonstrates just how selfish they are. They have no idea how to actually handle this situation. The fact they are only doing what makes them ‘look good’ goes to show they are never going to be able to actually serve their people in any way. Entirely self serving.

  24. Moneypenny says:

    Does she want a cookie? We’re ALL doing this right now, but most of us have real jobs and do not live in estates where we have grounds and a litany of nannies and helpers.

    Oh, you’re in charge of schooling? Great, so am I, while I am on the phone all day long with constant COVID-19 emergencies ensuring people (sick and healthy) have access to health care, working with regulators to figure out how best to protect our citizens’ finances and health. And I don’t have nannies. And I don’t get a cookie either because I have the privilege of being able to work from home while a lot of people have lost their jobs or are still required to go out and work in hospitals, grocery stores, etc.

    • Nic919 says:

      You are providing more value to the world than these two layabouts. At some point the UK will reach a critical mass in terms of realizing just how useless and costly the archaic monarchy is for them. A pandemic could be that event that shifts opinion. These dumb PR stunts certainly won’t help their case.

  25. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I wish a had a nanny to help out while I try to homeschool my kids, work full-time, manage the household chores, cook, and attempt to sleep at night. Yes, my kids help with chores so I’m not doing it all by myself, but one has cognitive disabilities and the other is still too young to do some things, so the bulk still falls on me. Just having an extra set of hands to fold my laundry would be fabulous.

    “…leading the Royal fight against coronavirus…” Baaaaahahahahaha. They aren’t leading anything so gtfo with this.

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    They could have easily posted a video or pictures of the kids being homeschooled, entertained, exploring nature and they would score points. This whole narrative that they are leading the BRF response to COVID-19 is insulting. They aren’t doing anything except sheltering in place like the rest of the world. I do wonder about their living arrangement as it sounded as if William was living apart from them. It’ll be interesting to see the body language once everyone emerges.

  27. yinyang says:

    Right now, Taylor Swift in the news for paying workers at record store their wages and health care, and Dolly parton donated million to covid 19 patients medical supplies and hospital, amongst other celebrities too, worth no where near what these multi-billionaire two. William is a shareholder for big companies in UK and commonwealth countries, nevermind his (queens) yearly benefits, he makes money off us and gives back nothing but a phone call and thoughts about working, they are money hoarders anyone with a concience couldn’t do this.

  28. Mika says:

    …. WHO WOULD BELIEVE THIS STORY?!?!

    Will and Kate totally have a tutor. In fact, I assume they have a fleet of special staff on Corona-childminding, and with any luck, they’re all related and there there is a couple living in the basement.

  29. Lowrider says:

    The Cambridge PR is nauseating.

  30. Yvette says:

    This is just an observation and not a catty diss at all, but based upon recent photo and video closeups Kate’s face looks to be aging, and aging badly. Perhaps that could be from all the recent stress? They are the same age, but to me Meghan looks younger and fresher. It will be interesting to watch these two women over the next 5-years.

    • Aria says:

      Its beacuse Meghan in happy marraige , kate is not. If the hubby cheated on his wife , it will take a toll on the wife. Her unhappiness is very clear and she wont leave him. I dont get these woman when their hubby publicly humiliate them they choose to stay like Kate, Melania trump, Hillary Clinton etc.

    • Jaded says:

      I think she hates her life right now. She is not a “dynamic” person at all, and the pressure of her supposed role is getting to her. She’s not used to working, never has been, and her marriage certainly isn’t a source of pleasure for her. She bit off wayyyyy more than she could ever chew when she set her sights on Wm and is now paying the price. It’s written all over her face and her shocking thinness.

      • Aria says:

        I think during her dating time and after they broke up , I think she might be done with him and this life but mama Middleton encourage her to take him back beacuse then only mama middleton can have the title of future king grandmother. I think Kate did grave mistake this is not normal job where they can retire at 58 or 60. This is lifelong job , she thought Meghan and harry will stick around and do all job where she can do minimum work with her stan and rr praise her for breathing. But Sussex left what might be her rude awakening . Now she doesnt have anyone in that family to support her. Harry usually support her and stand up for her, now she has no one. Will is busy trimming rose bush or whatever bush available to him. She should have marry someone like pippa and pippa should have this job beacuse Pippa love the spotlight and her ego is very big than her head and we can clearly see pippa is very bored with her life and her constant thirsty for pap stroll is pathetic. Kate would love to be in that position where rich hubby, vacation whenever , kids , nanny and no work and all day spa day.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I agree, she bit off more than she could chew not just with him but being part of the RF – I think she had a rude awakening to find out it was not an episode of Downtown Abbey and she isn’t really able to give what is expected of her (children aside). Plus I agree with Aria, I think Harry was a buffer/whipping post for William’s tantrums and general bad behaviour – now he has gone she is getting the full force of it. Neither of them look happy to be married to each other – their body language recently has been very telling.

    • Nyro says:

      She looks 50 years old because she insists on dieting herself down to nothing. She looked younger at H&M’s wedding because she was a normal size thanks to having just had baby Loius. She has a naturally athletic figure yet seems to want to be a waif for whatever reason. It does her no favors. I used to think she had an eating disorder but now I actually think she sees being rail thin as some kind of marker of her future queen status of something. I never really followed her closely or paid much attention to her pre-Meghan but I do remember thinking how noticeably skinny she got for her wedding and has remained that way ever since.

  31. Maevo says:

    Have we ever seen a candid photo of Wills with the kids? Every so often Kate gets snapped with them at a store or walking in the park or whatever but never Will. I highly doubt he’s very involved with them. He seems way more old fashioned and hands off as a father.

    • Nic919 says:

      According to his own words he doesn’t have a lot of time to spend with them. Who knows what the hell he is actually doing since he certainly isn’t busy working. He probably revealed more than he wanted to in that comment.

  32. Awkward symphony says:

    Sure jan! Keenbridges cant miss a good chance like this to brand themselves as “like regular people”!!! If anything they probably have a resident chef, housekeepers and security team. And no katiekeen wont be slaving to teach her kids for that long(assuming this will continue at least till September). They likely have tutors that teach them via zoom or skype!

  33. Golly Gee says:

    “Kate is leading on most of the teaching” – while William does what, exactly?”
    Didn’t you read the article? It clearly and specifically states that “he rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in as well.” I mean, he rolls up his sleeves! AND gets stuck in!

  34. Flying fish says:

    Kate is juggling parenting and the Royal fight against COVID-19! Wtf is she doing to aid in the fight against this disease.
    I have friends and clients who are putting themselves at risk every day, hours on end on the front lines and the idiot author of this article spent time writing this bull shit praising Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s fight.

  35. Well-Wisher says:

    I do hope that she was asked to share her experiences and decided to give the updated 1940′s version of “the royals are just like us”. Otherwise it is a rebranding exercise which seems tasteless in the current circumstances, in serious situations like this one needs the government of the day to be proactive along with the medical and scientific communities to lead whilst the rest of us listen and heed.

  36. Ewissa says:

    Royal fight against coronavirus- I have to look twice lmao
    My son is very food at school and at home 2 but right now after 2 weeks of lockdown he just doesnt want to do it anymore so I’m giving him pass for day when he feels like that.
    It’s new and not easy situation-especially he miss his friends.
    I on other hand feel like I’m juggling 5 jobs same time in PE in morning,breakfasts then homeschooling than cooking lunch,than learning again than going our for exercise…then dinner, some playing and bedtime ….my other half on other hand is so bored saying he has nothing to do – sleeps half day eats and watch tv.
    Yeah buddy really tough.

  37. Mustlovedogs says:

    At least my eyeballs are getting a good workout while in lockdown. Every time I read one of these pieces they get a PT gym- quality rolling session.

  38. February Pisces says:

    I’ve just been looking at the comments sections in both the DM and the Sun and they are getting a roasting which is weird because usually they just edit the comments to praise them to the heavens whilst deleting the negative ones. They are even getting called out for their fake PR stunts. I hope they continue doing them so people can see start to see them for what they are.