Prince William makes surprising admission about life under lockdown with his children

Prince William makes surprising admission about life under lockdown with his children

The Duke of Cambridge has spent the curfew with his family at his large Georgian country residence Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Like all other parents around the country, he and Kate have been busy keeping their children occupied, as well as helping them with their schooling. This week William was supposed to be in Scotland in his role as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Instead, he made a series of calls to Scottish charities and in one conversation gave a glimpse into life with the family during lockdown.

The Prince spoke with community chef Charlie Farrally from the charity Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK).

The charity provides hot and healthy meals for vulnerable families and has played a vital role in relieving pressure from struggling families during the pandemic.

While giving Prince William a virtual tour of his food van, Mr Farrally said: “You’ll know yourself, the hardest time is dinner time.”

Laughing, the Duke of Cambridge replied: “It depends what’s on the table.

“If parents put something on that children love, dinner time goes very well.

“But if you put something on the table they don’t want to do, that’s another ball game.”

PEEK are one of the charities to benefit from funding from the National Emergencies Trust coronavirus appeal, which the Duke of Cambridge supported early on in the pandemic.

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“I think that’s absolutely fantastic. You are the embodiment of what can be done.

“I hope when I find myself up in Glasgow in the near future I can come and see you guys in person and congratulate you.”

The Prince has been busy supporting his charities during the lockdown and has just finished making a documentary with the BBC about men’s mental health.

Called “Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health”, the programme will air on the BBC One on Thursday May 28 at 8.05pm.

The documentary follows the work of the Heads Up Campaign, a charity that seeks to use football to address mental health issues in men.

The charity wants in its own words “to encourage more men to feel comfortable talking about their mental health and feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times”.

As president of the Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge has been heavily involved in the project from its outset.

In the promotional clip, William says: “You can’t be ashamed of your mental health.

“You’ve got to be able to look at it in the eye and say ‘I’m gonna deal with it’.Here we go. It’s ok not to be ok.”

Published at Thu, 21 May 2020 00:20:00 +0000