The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed that the senior members of the royal family love to communicate with the kids via video calls.
Now that almost the entire world is going through a lockdown, a major part of social interactions has gone online. Video calls have become a precious thing for families that can't be together during this quarantine.
Not being with family members during a crisis as such is tough, especially, for kids. Therefore, the British royal family makes sure that they get in touch with each other and the kids so that they know they are not really away. Across the world, children are video chatting with their grandparents, including the little Cambridges, reported TOWN&COUNTRY.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Kate, and William gave a sneak peek into their recent video calls to their family and it seems the families are trying hard to make the kids feel safe. "I think your father [Prince Charles] and my parents and our families and things like that have really loved keeping in touch with the children because they know it’s really hard," Kate said.
And probably the kids are boosting their morale with their usual cuteness and quirks.
Prince William also revealed that there are moments when the not-so-tech-savvy family tries not to drop the computer or press the wrong button. "As you can imagine, the younger generation are a little bit more tech-savvy. But only just," William revealed. "I think we’re getting there now, the family are getting a little bit more used to being able to contact each other and pressing the right buttons and not dropping the computer halfway through."
However, the kids' interaction with the Queen seems to be the most interesting. It is known that Queen Elizabeth II adores her grandkids and during this time of social distancing she is not missing an opportunity to get in touch with the little ones. According to The Sun, Princess Charlotte and Prince George send her "chatty" video messages and talk to her on calls too.
An insider revealed, “Kate Middleton ensures that Prince George, Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis speak to the Queen, known as ‘GAN GAN’ and Prince Philip as often as possible. The older two talk on the telephone or send chatty videos to Windsor."
“Prince Charles is also very much in touch with the Cambridge trio," the source added. "They do like to chat away to Grandpa Charles and get lots of very helpful tips from him on animals and flowers, and speak to him about lambs, squirrels, highland cattle, etc.”
In fact, the Cambridges had sent handmade "get well soon" cards to the palace when Prince Charles was tested positive. The insider added that “Cambridge handmade ‘get well’ cards were painted and dispatched on learning news of Charles getting the virus illness.”
Coming back to Kate and Williams' interview, while the older family members make a few slips here and there, it is Prince Loius who causes the main trouble during the calls. "It gets a bit hectic, I’m not going to lie, with the two-year-old," Kate conceded. "For some reason, he sees the red button, and always wants to press the red button," William replied, laughing. Perhaps Prince Louis has taken isolation a bit too seriously!
While there have been certain glitches, Kate and William agree that the video calls have helped them and children to get a sense of normalcy and be close to the family at a grim time. "It’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other," William said.
Not to mention the kids are having a great time being by themselves and getting all the time to play. According to a source, “George, Charlotte and Louis are now relishing their freedom in the spacious gardens of Anmer Hall," The Sun reported.
“Climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings are a big part of the Cambridge outdoors activity scene, and Kate will do pond dipping and note-taking to log what they have spotted. Birdwatching with binoculars is another favourite of the kids."
Just like any other kids, the royal children know that video calls are important but playing is too!