British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine gets frank about the realities of life in lockdown in rare TV interview - and her home schooling experience is relatable

The royal mum had some relatable anecdotes to share.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Catherine has given fans an insight into her life in lockdown with a rare television interview on This Morning, and she hasn't held back on some comedic details about her children.
The Duchess sat down (virtually) with hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield as they discussed her latest big project, which has come in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - and after chatting candidly about the unique initiative, Kate shared a series of anecdotes which have left fans in stitches.
Promoting her new photography campaign Hold Still, the Duchess is encouraging people to submit their photos they have taken during lockdown in order to mark the unprecedented moment in time.
She has kick-started the campaign in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery as she aims to capture the spirit, hopes, fears and general feeling of people as they continue to deal with the pandemic.
"We've all been struck by some of the incredible images we've seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country," the royal explained.
"Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable."
Of all the submitted portraits, 100 will be selected to feature in a digital exhibition, which will be available for the public to view.

Kate's words resonated enough in their own right, but it was hard not to look past her glorious outfit, not to mention that perfect blow wave.
Her printed yellow dress, featuring long sleeves and a flowing skirt, was the perfect summery look for Kate, who is heading into the British summer and would usually be starting to roll out her never ending wardrobe of glorious day dresses at this time.
This yellow style was by the label Raey, worth around AUD$900 and is now sold out.
The Duchess opened up about the realities of life in lockdown during the interview. (This Morning)
Kate wore this glorious yellow dress by British label Raey.
During the interview, the Duchess let slip some relatable details about her children and family.
As well as revealing that she and Wills speak to their family over the phone every day, she also spilled on how her children were coping.
As she and Prince William continue to home school their children, she revealed the sweet way Prince George is trying to make things easier for himself.
"George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte's projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!" she told the This Morning hosts.
She also touched on the realities of maintaining normality whilst also making her children aware of the situation.
"It is difficult, it's hard to explain to a 5 and a 6, nearly 7-year-old, what's going on," she said.
"But the schools are being great at supporting them as well. Hard times, but we've got the support out there I think."
The Cambridge children are remaining in lockdown with their parents at their country home in Norfolk. (Getty)
As for Prince Louis, the Duchess shed some light on that infamous photoshoot, which saw the young royal get well and truly stuck into some paint.
Kate explained just how messy things got.
"I should've taken a photograph of what I looked like after as well! Luckily, that wasn't documented but I was pretty much, I looked like Louis at the end of those."
Looking at how primped and perfect the Duchess looked on camera at the time she spoke about it - it's hard to imagine!
Kate captured these sweet images of Prince Louis for his second birthday. (The Duchess of Cambridge)

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