Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge has increased the number of her public engagements compared to her earlier years as a senior member of the Royal Family. Long before the departure of three key working royals, the Duchess of Cambridge is believed to have been planning to expand her public appearances to better deliver on her “mission”. Kate turned 2020 into a year of firsts and she has not let the limits of the coronavirus lockdown stop her from pursuing her royal goals, according to a new report from E!.
The entertainment broadcaster reported: “2020 was all about Kate going public in a big way by agreeing to whatever booking would help spread the word about her groundbreaking ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey.
“From sitting down for her very first podcast with Happy Mums, Happy Babies host Giovanna Fletcher and getting real about the mum guilt struggle to visiting a Welsh daycare centre where the Duchess got candid about how tough after George’s arrival as a new mum.
“All these recent appearances are part of her mission to help other parents.”
The Duchess of Cambridge broke with royal tradition earlier this year as she opened up about the struggle she faced as a first-time mum while Prince William worked full-time as a helicopter search and rescue pilot in Wales.
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Kate also admitted to experiencing some “mum guilt” when being forced to decline demands from eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to accompany to school.
But the Duchess in March joined millions of other parents asked to take on the challenge of juggling their job with homeschooling her children as she took her whole family into lockdown in the country pile of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The E! report added: “There is really nothing that can stop the Duchess.
“When you consider that even during a pandemic, which moved the Duke and Duchess’ office from their Kensington Palace headquarters 112 miles north to their 10-bedroom Norfolk spread, they’ve kept all their operations working online moving at full speed.
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The Duchess also delivered a special assembly message to the Oak National Academy – an online classroom providing video lessons and free resources to parents and teachers.
In her heartfelt video, Kate acknowledged “it’s been a really difficult time for us all” as she expressed her sympathy to pupils still unable to head back to class because of safety concerns.
She said: “We all have our ups and down, especially when things change in our lives as they have in so many ways recently.
“This can cause us to have a huge range of different feelings.”
She added: “Sometimes these feelings may be good, but sometimes they may be uncomfortable, and we feel worried, angry or upset.
“Being unable to see your friends or spend time with your family will undoubtedly be frustrating for you, just as it is for them.”