The Cambridges will move back to London & send the kids to school in two weeks?

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Thus far in the pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have managed to avoid “pandemic politics” like when or if they would send their kids back to school. The Cambridge kids remained at home at Anmer Hall starting in March, and Kate and Will both talked about homeschooling them, although I (of course) have my doubts about who did what. Apparently, George and Charlotte’s school starts up in September, just two weeks from now. And that’s enough for stories about how the Cambridges will absolutely return to London:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left London in early March, and brought Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the family’s Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall, where they’ve been living during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince William and Kate Middleton took up homeschooling duties for their two eldest children, as Thomas’s Battersea transitioned to remote learning due to the COVID-19 crisis. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are now on summer break, but Thomas’s Battersea is set to reopen for the fall term on September 7, and it’s looking like it’ll be in-person schooling as of now.

That means that the Cambridges will likely be making their way back to their London residence at Kensington Palace before the beginning of the school year, per Express. It’ll be the first time the Cambridge family has returned to London since they relocated to their Norfolk home in the spring. For the most part, Prince William and Kate have remained at Anmer Hall, located on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, over the past several months, though they did take a brief family vacation to Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly.

[From The Observer]

I honestly didn’t realize that back-to-school for the Cambridges was coming so soon. The family hasn’t even made the trek up to Scotland yet, right? I feel like we would have heard about it if they went to Scotland for a week, although I do think it’s suspicious that they haven’t had any events in more than a week. There was a random social media report (it got picked up on legit news sites) that Kate and the kids were seen at a pottery class in Norfolk two weekends ago, so I don’t know what that does to the timeline.

So, do you think the Cambridges will truly send Charlotte and George back to school in two weeks? My guess is that they probably will, but the school will probably shut down again at some point very soon anyway. The school situation is just going to be a mess everywhere.

Royal visit to South Wales

ROTA THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT SOUTH WALES Wednesday 5th August, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today carried out engagements in South Wales. Their Royal Highnesses firstly visited Barry Island where they heard from local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, before travelling to Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff where they spoke to staff, residents and their family members.   Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to Barry Island has come as businesses in Wales have started to reopen their doors to the public as lockdown measures have started to ease. The Duke and Duchess visited Island Leisure amusements arcade to meet the owners and staff members ahead of the arcade reopening to the public later in the day, before joining vendors from some of the other businesses based on Barry’s promenade at Marco’s Café. Their Royal Highnesses heard about the impact that closing has had on the businesses during a typically busy period for the seaside resort, which attracted 424,000 visitors in 2019, and the measures they have put in place to allow them to start reopening in a safe and secure manner.    The Duke and Duchess also visited the beach huts on the eastern end of the promenade which have been installed as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s £6m regeneration project in Barry. The project has also seen the restoration of the promenade and shelter, and the installation of new public art and entertainment spaces, a climbing wall and water feature.    Their Royal Highnesses then visited Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff where they spoke to some of the home’s staff, residents and their family members in the home’s garden. In May, The Duke and Duchess joined staff and residents from Shire Hall via video call, and took their turn as guest bingo callers for a game in the home’s cinema. Shire Hall provides residential, nursing and dementia care and is part of Hallmark Care Homes, a family-run care provider with 20 care homes across England and Wales.   During today’s visit, Their Royal Highnesses were able to meet some of the staff and residents from the call in person and heard how the home has continued to adapt in response to the pandemic. Staff spoke about the measures that have been put in place in order to allow the residents to safely receive visits from family members and friends. The Duke and Duchess then met a small number of residents and their family members who spoke about the challenges of being unable to visit their loved ones at the beginning of the lockdown, how they kept in touch, and the impact of now being able to visit the home.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Kensington Palace, Backgrid.

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  1. Feeshalori says:

    I’m here for those priceless photos. These pictures are definitely worth a thousand words, especially the second one.

    • candy says:

      You’re here for intentionally making a woman look bad, based on her physical appearance during a split second? Because that’s the value of a woman around here, to be mocked for not having an arbitrarily beautiful appearance at all times.

      • Jolie says:

        Well said candy, although of course it does tend to depend on which woman!

      • Feeshalori says:

        Oh, the outrage! Lighten up, for crying out loud. Who says I’m intentionally making her look bad? I find the pictures that Kaiser posted on a public site funny and didn’t say a derogatory thing about them. It has nothing to do with the value of a woman. And it also has nothing to do with Kate versus Meghan which you seem to want to allude to.

      • Lizzie says:

        she made herself look bad, no one did it for her.

    • a reader says:

      My thoughts exactly….. I’m HOWLING

  2. Sofia says:

    The lack of engagements is due to the fact that it’s August and that’s when the royals tend to go on holiday. Or at least the Cambridges do.

    As for the school situation, I can see them sending the kids back. And as for will they close again, I think the government will keep it as a “last resort”. They’ve already said they’re not really in favour of another lockdown nationally so if the schools shut, it could mean another lockdown.

  3. Alexandria says:

    It’s the second picture, for me.

  4. Marjorie says:

    I commented on the previous QEII post that I think they are on an expensive vacation somewhere. They’re hiding.

  5. Priscila says:

    No matter if the kids return or not :The Sussexes throw their kids under the bus and now Kate cannot do the school runs as she is TOP CEO ing her way into saving the Monarchy.

    ( Expect the usual first day of school picture of Willie and Kate and then, back to old shenanigans.)

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think Kate will return to London with the children for school.

      However, I think PWT will remain at Anmer Hall until late fall just in case his prize Rose Bush needs tending in preparation for the coming winter.

  6. notasugarhere says:

    How I see this playing out? W&K ‘publicly’ move back to London. Reality?

    Kate, kids, and nannies move to London.

    William stays in Norfolk next door to Rose.

  7. Merricat says:

    To think I used to feel sorry for Kate. Well, that ship has certainly sailed.

  8. JaneDoesWerk says:

    My nephew made it a week at school. His mom is a teacher and her colleague (also a teacher) went to Disney World and didn’t distance or wear masks and when she wasn’t inside the park. She infected his mom who unknowingly infected him. He’s had 102 degree fever for over 48 hours and his doctor said the Tylenol is the only thing keeping it from 105. Please be safe, wear your masks, and wash your hands.

  9. One thing I do think is that the more Kate behaves like a WAG with a title, the more power she loses. She lives as if she and William are aristocrats who don’t really have to answer to anyone, but the reality is that with that HRH, they should be doing all they can to give it substance. Kate has near zero leverage beyond the social status that her “HRH” gives her and it is clear that William is too stupid to see that his lack of substance is turning him into Marie Antoinette. Each time Kate spends more time in Anmer and not KP doing duties, she is losing more and more ground. Each missed day is another day that she misses out on more to stand on. By all means look after the kids, but do not act like one is nettled to be taken seriously beyond ribbon cutting.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The really stupid thing is that I am sure she could perform at least three half-days a week of duties throughout East Anglia from Norfolk. I have no doubt I could do three full days a week from Norfolk with no sweat and still have time for any personal appointments I wanted to make. Really now, now long does it take to get a blowout, mani & pedi when the technicians come to your home?

      Do not forget that the country of England is just slightly larger than the state of Louisiana. Also, do not forget, this woman has access to a helicopter 24-7. Being out in-the-middle-of-nowhere Norfolk is NOT an excuse as Norfolk is NOT out in-the-middle-of-nowhere.

      • CC says:

        She knows she doesn’t have to work much for people to fawn over her. The most disappointing thing is, when she does engagements that are more of her style (children/sports), she is actually cute and likeable whenever she drops her facade. I’m recalling the times when she played and you can see brief seconds of her actual joy. Even the recent engagement when she was playing with William was cute.

        She needs to drop the stuffy princess persona to be honest. Her alleged bitch behaviour aside, I would think she could be more likeable if she was more laid back in her behaviour, and more hard working in her actual work

      • Q says:

        Alleged? lol

  10. Snuffles says:

    PR Spin: Cambridge’s bravely send their kids to school as England returns to normal!

    Reality: Photo op of the Cambridge’s dropping their kids off at school then once the press leave, pack them right back up in the car and take them back to the palace for home schooling with their professional, live in tutor.

    • Mumbles says:

      If that were the case, one of those hedge fund yummy mummies who send their kids to that school would be yapping about it to her friends over expensive salads. No way that keeps secret.

  11. one of the Marys says:

    That first photo is like a children’s entertainer at a birthday party. The over the top facial expressions are cringe inducing. Is there no one on her team who can give her some camera lessons ( or whatever it’s called)?

  12. BearcatLawyer says:

    I do not understand why everyone is rushing to restart in-person school. There have been enough recent incidents to prove that it simply is not safe. I get that many working parents cannot homeschool or thoroughly monitor distance learning (and online school is definitely not appropriate for all kids), but I would rather not risk anyone’s life.

    • Nic919 says:

      The UK has been backwards in dealing with this and while the US is getting crapped on (and in some states justifiably so) the UK has one of the worst per capita death rates in the world. They were slow on shutting down, slow to wear masks and generally slow on everything, mostly due to their conservative government. Considering they are on a tiny island with a population density that is quite high, much more than france or Spain, you would think they would be more restrictive and cautious.

    • Sarah says:

      Re-starting school is a nightmare, but its not an easy decision. Kids need school, for developmental reasons and vulnerable kids absolutely need school so that safeguarding issues can be identified. All of that needs to be balanced against the health risks to the general population but it also has to be a matter of priorities. If we need to close something should we be closing pubs and restaurants in order to keep schools open? I don’t think it is straightforward to say – keep the schools closed and we’ll all be fine.

  13. I just had the thought that maybe the reason she doesn’t work anymore is because she has nothing left to offer anymore. Any potential she had was lost through inertia and it is clear that she simply has no ability to catch up with the rapidly changing times and has no idea how she will fit in to the post-Covid world. She has disconnected herself from the people who earn a living and it is clear that with her lack of work history, she is not able to adapt to a world where people will not be in the mood for BS, but will want to pick up the pieces of their lives and just heal from this terrible pandemic. I do believe that she will struggle to find allies as well since she has through her laziness jeopardized the way of life that the aristos hold dear.

  14. Lizzie says:

    Gosh, I hope someone takes a picture of the school drop off.

    • Carolind says:

      Don’t think people are allowed to take a photo of the school drop off. It has been said they take turn about when they are available.