Prince William And Kate Middleton Make Their First Virtual Royal Engagement

Lawrence Kim
April 10, 2020

On Wednesday, Prince William and Duchess Kate embarked on their first royal video call from Anmer Hall, the couple's home on the grounds of the Queen's Sandringham estate.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spread some Easter cheer to pupils and teachers at one primary school in the United Kingdom when they dialed in for a video call while the country is on lockdown. Meanwhile, the Duke noted that his top pick was not a celebrity but rather Anita Ghidotti, Chief Executive of the Pendle Education Trust.

"They couldn't believe their eyes", she said, according to the Daily Mail. "The telephone call from The Duke and Duchess was totally unexpected and a real morale boost".

In the clip, the children held up pictures they'd drawn of their parents. "What do you want to be called?"

'I like your bunny ears, ' smiled William.

At one-point Kate asks the children if they're still in school because their parents need to work, the kids replying "yes", before William asks how they feel about it.

The Duke said: "Well done you!"

Kate, 38, added: "You should be very proud of her, they're doing an wonderful job, all the NHS workers, so well done".

The school are helping to look after the children of key workers in frontline services including the NHS and social care, as well as supermarkets and delivery drivers.

"In conversation with.Casterton Primary Academy", Kensington Palace wrote on its Instagram.

Additionally, the royal couple spoke with a School Project Manager from Place2Be, a children's mental health charity.

"So really, really well done and for all of you. I know it's not easy circumstances but it's fantastic".

But there was also time for a spot of fun as the pupils showed off their Easter arts and crafts, including a felt collage they had made, with rainbows and hearts saying "Thank you NHS". "I think everyone is just pleased to be able to help".

William added: "Good northern volunteering spirit going on up there, very good of you!"

"Well done, honestly, to you and everyone who's in during this time", Middleton said, speaking to one teacher virtually.

"There's been a genuine warmth throughout the school today with the children".

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