The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just undertaken a royal first: making a public engagement by video call.
On a phone call from their Norfolk home on Wednesday, William and Kate paid a (virtual) surprise visit to the children of key workers and to teachers at a primary school in Burnley, England.
Since there were no regular press photographs and videos to mark the occasion, Kensington Palace posted a recording of the Zoom meeting on Instagram. The couple seemed relaxed and delighted to speak with the children, thanking their key working parents for all their hard work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Kate and Will also thanked the children’s teachers. “Teachers across the UK are spending their time keeping schools open to the children of key workers and vulnerable children,” said the Instagram caption. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called the teachers and school staff of the Casterton Primary Academy to thank them for their hard work and dedication – and to wish the children a very happy Easter.” “The engagement was in partnership with Place2Be – a charity which Kate became a patron of in 2013 – which aims to improve the mental health of children in schools.
It is not yet known whether this is the first of many virtual engagements, or simply a one-off surprise. Either way, it will certainly brighten up your day – in particular, the sweet rabbit ears of children.