Royal Family Introduces Craft Mondays for Kids in Isolation during the Coronavirus Pandemic
The British Royal Family is doing its bit to encourage citizens across the Kingdom as the coronavirus continues to run rampant. As it appears, part of its efforts will include some fun for kids too.
Yesterday afternoon, the Royal Family announced on its Twitter page that they would be sharing some engaging activities and helpful resources for children to learn at home.
The initiative hopes to get children more into arts and crafts, and it will continue to run every Monday. The picture accompanying the tweet is one of an investiture medal that can be adapted and colored in as you like. It added,
"Today, why not design your own #Investiture medal? Download @RCT's worksheet here: https://bit.ly/2UGYq8E."
Apart from the drawing, the Royal Family also asked the children for some of their plans. The tweet asked children to list some of the colors, symbols, and patterns that they will incorporate into the designs.
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Earlier this week, Her Majesty The Queen received the Order of St John’s first ever Service Medal in Gold during an audience with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St John. The Queen is Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. The Order of St John is a Royal Order of Chivalry first constituted as such by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1888. The Order today is perhaps most well-known for its role with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as delivering first aid, healthcare and support services in over 30 countries around the world through St John International.
The Royal Family also encouraged children to personalize their medals by thinking of what they would like to have on them and why they would like to be honored.
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This is undoubtedly a great way to get children across the United Kingdom engaged during this period. Since they can't go to school, they can at least do something intellectually enhancing.
Every Monday, we’ll be sharing fun activities and learning resources for your children to enjoy at home. 📚🎨— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 30, 2020
Today, why not design your own #Investiture medal? Download @RCT’s worksheet here: https://t.co/hK5kpsnA9I pic.twitter.com/TJTdUA54Jr
So far, the coronavirus has affected several plans that the Royal Family had initially put out. Per reports, some of the Queen's events and royal engagements will either be canceled or shifted going forward.
Some of them include Her Majesty's birthday parade (also known as Trooping the Color), the Maundy Service at St George's Chapel, and the Emperor of Japan's state visit to the United Kingdom.
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🇳🇿 I te rā nei, Ka nui tonu ngā hāpori puta noa i Aotearoa whānui e aro ana ki Waitangi. Ko tēnei hararei o te motu e whakanui ana i te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, e ai ki te nuinga ko te puka i tuapapa ai i tō tātou whenua o Niu Tireni. Today, communities across new New Zealand will be marking Waitangi Day. The national holiday commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, widely considered to be the document which founded modern New Zealand. Photo 1: The Queen - wearing the kiwi feather korowai (cloak) given to her for her Coronation in 1953 - in Christchurch in 2002. Photo 2: The Queen (plus assorted corgis and dorgis!) welcomes the All Blacks to Buckingham Palace in 2007. Photo 3: The Queen at the unveiling ceremony for the New Zealand War Memorial in London in 2006. Photo 4: The Queen is greeted by a Guard of Honour as she arrives in Wellington in 2002. Photos: Press Association
Prince Harry has also canceled his Invictus Games, which holds annually in commemoration of British military veterans.
While some of these events will happen later, others won't be holding this year. Of course, all of these will depend on the progress that the government makes with coronavirus containment efforts.
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA
The Queen has also taken precautions concerning the virus, especially given that her son, Prince Charles, has tested positive.
Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced that he had tested positive for the virus.
Buckingham Palace eventually released a statement following the Prime Minister's revelation, claiming that Her Majesty remains in good health.
While the Queen meets with Mr. Johnson weekly on the coronavirus issue, these meetings could now hold virtually in the wake of the latter's diagnosis.
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