Prince William recently opened up about how he has been spending lockdown as he finally ditches the virtual visits to face-to-face meetings as the Royal Family ease back into normality. The coronavirus crisis ground such engagements to a halt back in March with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carrying out a series of video engagements.
In between William and Kate’s video calls with frontline workers and charities, the Duke of Cambridge revealed he has been doing a spot of lockdown baking.
The prince opened up about his new hobby during his first in-person engagement in three months on Tuesday.
He told staff at King’s Lynn Ambulance Station at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital during his socially distanced visit: “I’m worried about the waistline of the nation as well with all the chocolate and cakes.
“I’ve done a lot of baking at home. Chocolate goes down very well.”
Prince William recently revealed he took up up one of Kate’s favourite hobbies during lockdown
William is likely to have been joined by wife Kate and their three children in enjoying his new hobby
No doubt William has been joined by wife Kate and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, in their kitchen.
The family have been spending lockdown at their country home, Anmer Hall.
The five have kept busy supporting frontline workers by delivering meals for the vulnerable and participating in the weekly clap for the NHS workers.
The Duke’s love of chocolate was revealed during a video call with school children at Easter.
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The family have been spending lockdown at their country home, Anmer Hall
As the couple wished everyone a Happy Easter, William reassured them that: “There will be a lot of chocolate being eaten here, don’t worry!”
With a smile, Kate quickly retorted: “You keep eating it!”
William is well known for his sweet tooth and shares a love of chocolate biscuit cake with his grandmother, the Queen, and step-mother, the Duchess of Cornwall.
During his visit to King’s Lynn ambulance station, the Duke praised staff for their work during the pandemic and heard about the impact the outbreak has had on the crews’ mental health.
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During his visit to King’s Lynn ambulance station, the Duke praised staff for their work during the pandemic
In April, William and Kate set up the Our Frontline initiative to provide 24-hour mental health and bereavement support to frontline and key workers
In April, William and Kate set up the Our Frontline initiative to provide 24-hour mental health and bereavement support to frontline and key workers.
The scheme, which is backed by the couple’s Royal Foundation, is run in partnership with Mind, Samaritans, Hospice UK and the crisis text messaging service Shout85258.
The Duke of Cambridge wasn’t the only royal to step out on Tuesday.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with key workers outside the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital during a socially distanced visit.
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Prince Charles greeted some of those he met with a “namaste” – clasping his hands together – instead of a handshake.
Jeff Mills, 47, a healthcare assistant from Cheltenham General Hospital, said: “He did speak of his personal experience, so first-hand experience for him.
The royal couple met with consultants, nurses and cleaners, at the hospital situated near Prince Charles’s Highgrove estate.
“He also spoke about his loss of smell and taste and, sort of, still felt he’s still got it now.”
The five have kept busy supporting frontline workers by delivering meals for the vulnerable and participating in the weekly clap for the NHS workers
Camilla was also on hand to chat to the staff, and opened up about a recent family reunion.
Speaking of seeing her grandchildren for the first time since lockdown, she said: “First time last weekend. Not hug them, but see them – a great treat.”
Asked if the country’s appreciation of the NHS has changed for good, the duchess replied: “I think it has, you can tell by all the people coming out every week to clap – they’ve done the most remarkable things.
“The way they’ve looked after people, the way they’ve sort of kept control of the whole thing, you know, it’s a question of not panicking and getting on with it and I think they are Britain at its best.”