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.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
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.
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.
The Royal Family makes adjustments to their schedules amid coronavirus fears
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.
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.
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.
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.