Like so many parents around the world, Prince William and Kate Middleton found themselves homeschooling their children for months this spring amid the pandemic. And also like many other parents, they found it... challenging.
At an engagement in Belfast this week, the Duke of Cambridge joked about the experience, freely admitting his relief at Prince George and Princess Charlotte's recent return to school. "I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again," he said, per Hello, adding, "Five months—it’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months."
The Duke and Duchess have been open about their parenting struggles during lockdown. "The children have got such stamina," Kate told the BBC back in April, as she and her family were settling into the new normal. "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."
She went on, "It's been ups and downs, probably like lots of families self isolating. George is much older than Louis is and things, but they are aware. You don't want to scare them and make it too overwhelming, but I do think it is appropriate to acknowledge it in simple ways."
Now that two out of their three children are attending school once again (little Prince Louis is still too young for formal education), the Cambridge household is likely a little less overwhelming.
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