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Prince William and Kate Middleton speak to healthcare staff’s children during heartwarming video call

The couple have carried out their first royal engagement via video chat


Prince William and Kate Middleton spoke to school children whose parents are working on the frontline during a heartwarming video call this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are currently isolating at their home in Norfolk, video called staff and pupils from Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire – where teachers are helping to look after the children of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

During their virtual chat, the children showed William and Kate portraits of their parents, and explained why they were so proud of them.

Kate asked: “What are your names? Very nice to meet you. I’m Catherine and this is William next to me. Are you holding up pictures of your mummies and daddies?”

Harris, aged 10, replied: “This is a picture of my mum and she works for the NHS as an admin for the health visitors and I’m really proud of her.”

Kate replied: “Ah, great photo – well done, it’s brilliant. I agree you should be very proud of her, they’re doing an amazing job all the NHS workers, so well done you.”

The primary school cares for the children of many key workers at nearby Burnley General Hospital, and works closely with the emotional and welfare support charity, Place2Be, of which Kate is patron.

Speaking to staff, Kate said: “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.”

William added: “Good northern volunteering spirit going on up there, very good of you!”

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