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"Don't feel alone:" Sophie of Wessex shares a touching message for parents amid the coronavirus outbreak

“For a lot of us, today is the start of living with change to our normal routines and daily lives, brought about by the necessary response to the Coronavirus.”

By Bella Brennan
As millions of parents around the world now face the enormous task of homeschooling their children during the coronavirus outbreak, the royal family has shared an uplifting message of hope and reassurance from mother-of-two, Sophie Countess of Wessex.
The video series, which was filmed by Sophie's oldest daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 16, was uploaded on both the Royal Family's Twitter account and Instagram page.
"For parents and carers, it can be a daunting time to help our children and young people through this period of uncertainty," Sophie explained, from what appeared to be her library in her home she shares with husband, Prince Edward, at Bagshot Park in Surrey.
"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. Stay safe and thinking of you all."
"Each day they'll challenge you and your children to take part in activity to help beat boredom," the 55-year-old, who has been married to The Queen's youngest son since 1999, added, before pointing out a range of resources and ideas parents can use to help their kids learn.
The heartfelt message was filmed by Sophie's 16-year-old daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. (Images: @Theroyalfamily/Instagram, Getty)
One such resource Sophie of Wessex recommended was children's charity NSPCC, who are guiding families on how best to explain the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it's having on their lives.
The royal also suggested families take part in the ISPCC Childline Challenge.
"Each day they'll challenge you and your children to take part in activity to help beat boredom," the former PR maven said.
As older members of the royal family including The Queen, 93, and Prince Charles, 71, are kept in isolation for their own safety while the deadly virus runs its course, the younger royals are stepping up to help support the monarch.
Last week, it was reported Prince William's role would be rapidly expanding as he fills in for his grandmother and father. And with the Royal Family sharing this new video of Countess of Wessex, it's clear she'll also be a key player in these coming months.
The royal urged parents not to feel alone and make full use of the resources out there. (Image: @Theroyalfamily/Instagram)

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