During the first lockdown we got an unprecedented insight into the homes of the royal family, and lockdown 2.0 looks like set to offer us the same, as the Duchess of Cambridge joined a Remembrance Day call yesterday (November 11) from her home at Kensington Palace.
Kate spent some time speaking to bereaved families who had benefited from the Royal British Legion’s support to mark Remembrance Day, telling them: 'It’s so important that the nation comes together and really spends time thinking about those who have lost their lives and the families that have been impacted.'
She made the video call from one of the living rooms where she and William live with their George, Charlotte and Louis. And the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed some rather sweet family snaps behind her, including one she took of Prince George, who turned seven in the summer.
Behind the cream sofa on which she sat, various family photos could be seen and one of them was a picture of the duchess with youngest son Prince Louis, which was taken at the Chelsea Flower Show garden she co-designed in 2019.
The photo was shared in May of that year and, at the time, Kensington Royal explained the role the three Cambridge children had in helping their mother with the garden.
'Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den,' read the post on Instagram.
It’s also possible to spot the top of a picture of Charlotte, Kate and William’s daughter, in what appears to be the picture of her with her brother on her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea.
George and Charlotte go to the day school together, and headed back to normal lessons after spending lockdown and the summer at Anmer Hall in Norfolk where they were homeschooled.
The photo was first shared back in September, alongside the caption: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning.
The photo was taken shortly before Their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas's Battersea.'
A third photo appears to show Prince William, during a trip to Tanzania in 2018, smiling as he leans into a car through the window, dressed casually in a khaki shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
The picture is from a trip to the Mkomazi National Park which he took to learn about conservation efforts.
The Duke is a patron of charity Tusk and takes a keen interest in animal conservation, part of what has inspired his work on global issues.
And the family photos felt like an apt backdrop as the Duchess discussed the importance of togetherness, as Kate said to the families:
'I’m sure you spend your time every day remembering your loved ones but it’s so important that the nation comes together and really spends time thinking about those who have lost their lives and the families that have been impacted.
'It’s been a real honour to speak to all of you and I think I speak for the whole nation when I say just how proud you should be of your loved ones, and for the sacrifice and the bravery that they’ve shown.'
You can watch the full video of the call, posted by @KensingtonPalace, below:
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