Kate Middleton has taken on a very unexpected role during lockdown

Anya Meyerowitz
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

From Red Online

We can't pretend that we have much in common with the royals (except for a few similar purchases from Zara), but when it comes to lockdown, there are certain roles we have all had to take on and adapt to — royal or not.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made no bones about the relatable difficulties they have experienced during the pandemic — from William lamenting the difficulties of homeschooling to Kate previously addressing the 'frustrations' of being kept away from loved ones during lockdown — and now the Duchess has revealed another unexpected aspect of her lockdown experience.

Participating in a video call alongside three parents whose children all attend Roe Green Junior School in Brent, Kate explained: 'I've become a hairdresser this lockdown, much to my children's horror, sitting up cutting hair.'

During the call, the four parents also participated in some exercises to describe what it's like to parent right now. And when asked to write down responses to questions like ‘one word that describes parenting during this pandemic’, Kate wrote down the word 'exhausting'.

'I think as parents you've the day-to-day elements of being a parent, but I suppose during lockdown we have had to take on additional roles that perhaps others in our communities, or in our lives, would have perhaps supported us and helped us with,’ she later explained.

Adding: 'We've had to become a teacher - and I think, personally, I feel pulled in so many different directions and you try your best with everything, but at the end of the day I do feel exhausted.'

You can watch clips from the call with Roe Green Junior School below:

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