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In March 2020, schools across the globe shuttered their doors as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic became more critical. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s school, Thomas’s Battersea closed their doors on March 10 after someone affiliated with the school had come into contact with someone who contracted the virus.

With so much happening, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William packed up their lives and moved from their Kensington Palace Apartment in London to their country home Amner Hall in Norfolk where they remained until July.

A major adjustment for everyone, the Cambridges were homeschooling their kids and doing virtual royal duties. However, now that Thomas’s Battersea is opened again, Prince William is super relieved.

Homeschooling was a major challenge for The Cambridges

As many families across the world soon came to understand, homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It’s challening enough to remain focused on your computer as an adult, but Zoom school for children is nearly impossible.

Though the Cambridges had an extra set of hands with their live-in nanny,  Maria Borrallo, they had to wrangle their school-age children and their rambunctious two-year-old, Prince Louis. Royal expert Michelle Tauber told People,

They would be doing the kinds of things that families everywhere are trying to do — cooking with the kids, reading, puzzles. 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.

Prince William says he discovered he lacks patience amid homeschooling

When homeschooling rolled into summer camp as the virus ragged on, the Cambridges had to find new ways to keep their kiddos occupied and engaged. “It gets a bit hectic, I’m not going to lie,” Kate told BBC. “Children have got such stamina. I don’t know how, honestly. “

For his part, Prince William was upfront about how frustrating and stressful homeschooling was. On the BBC Radio 5Live’s That Peter Crouch podcast, he explained,

I’ve found it pretty testing, not going to lie, trying to keep the children engaged in some kind of work, it’s been an interesting few months. I’ve learned through homeschooling that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was, that’s probably been the biggest eye-opener for me, and that my wife has super patience.  I have to admit I’m a bit embarrassed about my maths knowledge, I can’t do Year two math.


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Prince William is super relieved Prince George and Princess Charlotte are back in school

During a recent visit in Belfast, Prince William expressed how thrilled he was that his days of virtual learning were a thing of the past. “I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again. Five months—it’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months,” Hello! reported.

We wonder how Prince Louis is doing now that he has his nanny to himself again.