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Princess Diana inspires Kate Middleton and Prince William's post-pandemic life

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The pair are expected to replicate how Princess Diana shook hands with AIDS patients to quash the stigma surrounding the illness. During this global pandemic, the Royal couple has been doing their taking part in webinars and zoom calls helping Britain ease their way through the lockdown. Mental health has been a massive issue throughout lockdown and Prince William the other week appeared on BBC documentary talking to various sporting giants about their past experiences dealing with mental health conditions.

On top of which, the parents of three have been homeschooling and caring for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at their residence in Norfolk.

As everyone is getting ready to gear up for the day lockdown is officially lifted and we can all resume our normal lives, the royal couple is reportedly looking to mark the day we can finally accept a new normal.

This approach will be similar to the way in which Princess Diana dealt with famous AIDS virus.

In the 1980s when there was a clear stigma around AIDS, Princess Diana shook the hands of patients and helped to destroy the stigma.

At the time she said: “HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug. Heaven knows they need it.”

The mission was to eradicate the idea that somehow skin contact passed on the disease.

Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace, has assessed the fact he believes Kate and William will be shaking hands with people as soon as it’s physically possible.

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Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been seen going to their local shops and garden centres buying pain au chocolates for their kids as well as flower seeds.

This has been an attempt to help reinforce the fact that consumer interest is needed now more than ever in order to keep the economy going.

Their visits came as the Queen sent a message to the British Chambers of Commerce, offering her “warmest best wishes” as businesses begin reopening.

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities,” she said in a written message.

The Duke of Cambridge, visiting Smiths the Bakers in Kings Lynn this morning, echoed the sentiment, saying: “The important thing is that shops like yours can get the footfall back in again and the High Street and town feel like it’s getting a little bit more back to normal.

“Because I think everyone’s just been, you know, it’s like they’ve just been in a daze. They don’t quite know what to make of it all.”



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