Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge have been doing some calls to various organizations during their COVID-19 lockdown, and on Wednesday, April 8, they made a call to Casterton Primary Academy where they spoke to children, teachers, and Place2Be representatives.
During the call, William and Kate spoke with 18 children, in small groups, who are children of essential workers. The call was on behalf of Place2Be, for Kate, as she is Patron of that organization. KP posted a short video with clips of the hour-long call to the school.
Kate told the children and teachers: “To you and everyone who is in during this time, it must be such a relief for all the parents who are key workers to know that their children have the normality and structure and they’ve got a safe place for them to be. So really, really well done and for all of you, I know it’s not easy circumstances, but it’s fantastic.”
A teacher replied: “Thank you so much. I think everyone is just pleased to be able to help.”
William added: “Good northern volunteering spirit going on up there, very good of you!”
There was a lighter moment when one of the children asked the future king: “The first William was William the Conqueror. What do you want to be called?” The duke laughed before bashfully swerving the question, saying: “I don’t think I can answer that.”
When the youngsters showed off their self-made bunny ears, William laughed, saying: “I like your bunny ears, they look like the real deal – that’s a strong look!”ITV
Teachers across the UK are dedicating their time to keeping schools open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 8, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called teachers and school staff at Casterton Primary Academy to thank them for their hard work and dedication. pic.twitter.com/2h9N66O4EP
Kate wore a grungy yellow top from Zara which is unavailable now, and her Catherine Zoraida Fern Drop Earrings.