The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised school children with a virtual visit.
Kids whose parents are key-workers, working out on the front line of the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic had a show and tell at school and Prince William and his wife Kate virtually joined in.
The Duke, 37, thanked the teachers, staff and volunteers at Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire.
Anita Ghidotti, who is the chief executive of Pendle Education Trust, said that the Duke and Duchess’ visit: “was just absolutely fantastic. I can’t believe they chose us, out of everyone in the country. Everyone feels very special. It has been a real boost.”
Appearing via video link, the children showed the pictures of the royals to their parents and their Easter bonnets.
Prince William referring to the bunny ears worn laughed and said: “I like your bunny ears, they look like the real deal – that’s a strong look!”
He and Kate spent an hour speaking to the children.
The Duchess said: “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 their children have the formality and structure, and they’ve got a safe place.”
She added “So really, really well done and for all of you. I know it’s not easy circumstances but it’s fantastic.”
The school project manager from children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Leala Porter said: “We were so grateful they took the time to call.
She added: “The couple talked a lot about our northern spirit and thanked us for all we were doing. It meant such a lot.”
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson