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Prince William & Kate Middleton's Oldest Kids to Start Home Schooling Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 20, 2020
05:30 A.M.
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People around the world are taking steps to keep themselves safe during the coronavirus epidemic. Royal couple, Duchess Kate and Prince William are also doing what they can to protect their family.


According to “Hello!” magazine, Kate and William’s eldest children Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, are going to be homeschooled. This measure is meant to help the children to still get an education amid the coronavirus quarantine.

The two royal children are students at Thomas's London Day school in Battersea, west London. The school is a short drive from the Cambridge’s London residence at Kensington Palace.

Princess Charlotte, Duchess Kate, Prince George, and Prince William at Thomas's Battersea school on September 5, 2019, in London, England | Photo: Aaron Chown/WPA Pool/Getty Images


Remote teaching at London school

A spokesperson for the schools recently revealed that the institutions would be teaching remotely from March 20. The decision was made due to the continued absenteeism from staff and children due to the outbreak.

Children would continue learning through online platforms. However, the schools would still be physically open for people who couldn’t keep their children at home.


Canceling events due to coronavirus

The learning institutions would stay open until the last day of term, on March 26. George is in his second year at the school while his sister just started reception last September.

The rest of the Royal Family is also taking the necessary steps to stay safe amid the pandemic. A lot of their events have been canceled or postponed as a precautionary measure.


The Queen moves to Windsor Castle

The Queen’s representatives also revealed that one of the events that were canceled included the annual Maundy Thursday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 9, 2020. The monarch is also expected to move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday, March 19, 2020.


William addressed the pandemic

The move is occurring one week earlier than planned and the Queen will probably stay there even after the Easter period. On Wednesday, William released a message from the Royal Family about the current pandemic on our hands.


Pleading for donations

He explained that he was working with The National Emergencies Trust to raise funds to help local charities. The trust aims to raise money to help charities support those who are suffering due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In the video, the Duke of Cambridge urged people to donate to the cause.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!