Prince William and Kate Middleton Are ‘Struggling’ With Homeschooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Source Says

In some ways, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been the great equalizer. While celebrities and royals have more resources and access to space, they too have been forced to be more hands-on with their children and in their households.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are feeling the weight of self-quarantining like the rest of the world. After speaking with some members of the National Health Service and checking in with the public, the Cambridges have gone to Norfolk, to live at the country home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The couple’s three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — are adjusting to their new normal, which includes being homeschooled for the older prince and princess. Though the Cambridges’ nanny, Maria Borrallo, is reportedly with them in Norfolk, that hasn’t stopped the homeschooling woes.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are used to a strict routine

From their prompt 7 p.m. bedtime to playing outside every single day and only small amounts of screen time a week, the Cambridge kids are used to a very strict routine.

An insider explained to US Weekly, “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination. They’re very much a normal family.”

Unfortunately, the pandemic is throwing everyone off their game, especially as the royal couple is trying to wrangle their children while remaining committed to their royal duties.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are being taught online

On March 10, the prince and princess’ school, Thomas’s Battersea closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“From this date [March 10] the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system,” a spokesperson for the school told Hello! Magazine. “This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.” 

However, with their little ones and such an expansive curriculum, the duke and duchess are surely spending the bulk of their day getting Prince Charles and Princess Charlotte through their lessons. They will also have to find ways to spend quality time with Prince Louis, who turns 2 this month.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are homeschooling their children

Educators and teachers deserve all of the recognition. Like many parents during this unprecedented time, the Cambridges are struggling amid their new normal.

“They would be doing the kinds of things that families everywhere are trying to do — cooking with the kids, reading, puzzles,” royal expert Michelle Tauber told People. “Everyone is doing their best on that front and I’m not exactly sure they would be faring any better than the rest of us. It’s a lot to juggle. We know there are parents everywhere trying to do the act of keeping up with their work commitments as well as making sure the kids’ schooling continues. They likely have their trusted nanny on hand, Maria Borallo, and she would obviously be lending plenty of support.”

It looks like the Cambridges are making the most of things.