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The creative ways the royals are homeschooling their children during lockdown

The royals are adapting to a new normal, as the world puts in place strict measures in the wake of COVID-19.

By Jess Pullar
One silver lining that's emerged as the world goes into strict quarantine, is the fact that creativity has never been higher.
As people adapt to a new, temporary norm of staying indoors and keeping themselves occupied with whatever they can find, we've seen some thoughtful, hilarious and inspiring videos, musings and memes surface on the internet.
But it's not just adults who are getting crafty indoors. Many children are now also facing the prospect of being home-schooled, in a number of different ways.
And right there with them are the royals - the youngest of whom are setting an example of what to expect for the coming weeks and months.
We take a look at some of the ways they're proving why this time is a great opportunity to get their creative juices flowing.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Aged six and four respectively, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who are students of Thomas' Battersea in London, are being homeschooled inside the safety of their home via online learning platforms.
It is understood the pair will be homeschooled at least until the Easter break, and they will likely learn plenty from their mother, Duchess Catherine, who is passionate about early childhood education.
The royal mum has spent much of her time as a royal engaging with the younger generation, promoting and highlighting causes that help children.
With this in mind, it's likely she'll use her own knowledge to support George and Charlotte more than ever.
George's main subjects this year also include French, art, and science - a variety of topics that will no doubt keep him entertained from the comfort of his home.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be learning plenty from home by the looks of things. (Getty)
George has also recently proven he's a dab hand at art. On Mother's Day in the UK, the Palace revealed the gorgeous card he created for his mum.
We must say, we were pretty impressed - and we're sure there'll be more where that came from over the coming weeks.
Prince George created this impressive card for mum Kate on Mother's Day. (Instagram / Kensington Royal)

Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn

It is understood Louise, aged 16, and James, aged 12, attend different schools.
The teenage royal attends St Mary's School, while James currently attends mixed school St George's.
With the UK now in lockdown, both royals will be staying at home for the next few weeks as they avoid further spread of the virus.
And already, it looks as though they've been trying some new things.
In a video shared to Instagram, Sophie, Countess of Wessex is seen sharing a message of support for parents who are looking after their children while in quarantine.
"For parents and carers, it can be a daunting time to help our children and young people through this period of uncertainty," she told the camera.
"But please don't feel alone. Make use of the resources out there and the fantastic digital communities that are sharing them and supporting them."
And it seems Sophie was practicing an example at that very moment - Lady Louise was on the other end of the camera!
Watch the inspiring video below:

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

The young royals of Sweden have also been trying their hand at some new creative tasks.
Over the weekend, Princess Estelle, eight, and Prince Oscar, four, featured in two photos with their parents, showing their children how to wash their hands properly.
The video was shared to mark World Water Day, with the caption reading: "In times of infection we are all encouraged to wash our hands with soap and water frequently."

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía

Spanish royals Princess Leonor, 14, and her 12-year-old sister Infanta Sofía, currently attend Santa María de los Rosales, based in Madrid.
But the daughters of Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain will be staying at home for the foreseeable future, as their school has formally closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which has sent Spain into a lockdown.
That said, it's likely the girls will also be taking to online learning platforms to continue their lessons in spite of the circumstances.
Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía have also commenced homeschooling amid the pandemic. (Getty)

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