William & Kate Are Reportedly Planning Something Smaller for Louis' 2nd Birthday Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
With self-isolation in full swing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prince William and Kate's son, Prince Louis, will reportedly have a smaller birthday celebration than initially planned.
Prince Louis will turn 2 in April, but with the lockdown in Britain, the party the royal couple planned for their tot at Anmer Hall is reportedly on hold for the time being.
BIG CELEBRATIONS PUT ON HOLD
According to a source that spoke with Closer Weekly, the birthday party is not entirely canceled, and the royal parents will hold "something smaller with immediate family."
Kate and Prince William visited the NHS 111 on March 20 to thank the staff for their efforts, and Prince William reached out to the people of the UK with words of encouragement during a video two days before.
With their movements being watched "avidly" by netizens and the press alike, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express that Prince William and Kate have a "considerable responsibility" resting on their shoulders during this time.
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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. • But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good. • Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. • They need our support as much as we need theirs. • All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. • That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus. • — The Duke of Cambridge
WHERE THE ROYALS ARE DURING LOCKDOWN
Following government instruction to self-quarantine since Prime Minister Boris Johnson enforced a lockdown in England, the senior members of the royal family are all at their respective residences of choice.
Kate and Prince William reportedly opted to leave their residence in Kensington Palace and stay at their Anmer Hall estate in Sandringham during the lockdown, while Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth went to Windsor Castle.
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THE FIRST BRITISH ROYAL TO CONTRACT THE VIRUS
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles are residing at his Balmoral estate in Scotland, and the 71-year-old royal is the first in the family to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Prince Charles will stay in self-isolation for the next two weeks, and while Camilla also got tested, her results came back negative. According to Prince Charles' doctors, he "remains in good health" after experiencing mild symptoms of the respiratory disease.
ROYAL CHILDREN SWITCH TO ONLINE LEARNING
Prince William and Kate will also get to spend extra time with their oldest two children Charlotte and George, since their school, Thomas's Battersea, reportedly switched to online learning until the end of term, which ends on March 26.
On Sunday, Kate and Prince William also made sure to celebrate Mother's Day in the UK with a special message to their followers, and never-seen-before pictures.
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“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent. • I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time”. • Swipe 👉 to listen to The Duchess of Cambridge speaking about her experiences as a parent on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast with @MrsGiFletcher. On the special podcast, The Duchess spoke about the importance of the early years, and about her landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood — visit the link in our bio to answer The Duchess’s #5BigQuestions. Photo © The Duchess of Cambridge
Reaching out to all families, whether they are apart or together during this "difficult time," the royal couple wanted them to know that "we are thinking of you all."
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