Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak
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Amid the Worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are practising social distancing just like the other members of the Royal Family. But even while staying home, the royal couple is working from home. William and Catherine are keeping up with their charities from home.

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak
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Kensington Palace released two pictures of William and Catherine in which the Duke is talking to the Mind Charity’s CEO Paul Farmer and the Duchess is talking to the CEO of her patronage Place2Be Catherine Roche.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited London Abulance Service
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The pictures were taken last week when the couple visited the Ambulance Centre in London. Kensington Palace said, “Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health – in recent weeks the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time.”  The Duke and Duchess released a statement about the new guidance from Public Health England with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak,

The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone. We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.

It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.

Rebecca English reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to support the launch of a £5million scheme today to support the nation’s mental health at a time of high anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

They urge people to follow guidance from Public Health England by using video calls to keep in touch with family and friends, sticking to regular routines, and focusing on favourite hobbies or learning something new. The Cambridges’ intervention is part of a Government initiative that will see £5million awarded to mental health charities to expand support services.

Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, who has recovered from Covid-19, said: ‘When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared. For those who already suffer from anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges. It’s imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives.  I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value.’

Today’s pictures gave us another glimpse of the beautiful London residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  – Kensington Palace.

Duke and Duchess welcomed Obamas at Palace
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We last get some clear pictures of the inside in 2016 when the couple welcomed Ex-US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Prince George met Obama in nighsuit
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The avid reader inside me was jumping up and down when I saw the picture as it shows the classic collection of Catherine’s antique desk. Thanks to Emma on Twitter for quickly iding all the books and quickly discovering that they are a collection of Penguin clothbound books designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Duchess has the following books on her desk:

Duchess of Cambridge's classic book collection
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, Middlemarch by George Elliot, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

 

On 26th March, when the whole United Kingdom was clapping to appreciate the NHS, William and Catherine shared a cute video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping with the nation.

Prince Charles with Prince Louis
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Last week, Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles has suffered from Coronavirus. Palace said, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been showing “mild symptoms”. He is in self-isolation at his Scotland residence with Duchess Camilla. British Prime Minister Borris Johnson has also been tested Positive.

Charles 70th birthday phtoshoot (1)
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Today it also came out that the Queen’s footman at Windsor Castle is also tested positive. It’s been reported that the Footman has been in direct contact with the Queen. From Daily Mail,

The man, who has not been named, is self-isolating at home but it has raised questions over whether he came into contact with Her Majesty while infected.

Buckingham Palace aides have confirmed the Queen, 93, is in good health as she remains in lockdown with her husband Prince Philip, 98, at Windsor Castle.

I urge all of you to stay inside and stay safe.

 

 

 


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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a Lovely Tribute to Mothers

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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We all are going through a really challenging time. Work is slow, outing is limited (I believe it must cease completely), Movie releases are postponed, Our favourite tv show is not shooting anymore. Overall, it’s a bit depressing and gloomy. Here Comes British Mother’s Day and we got a lovely surprise from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day

Kensington Palace today released 4 beautiful pictures paying tribute to the Mothers. In the message written from iPhone, William and Catherine said, “To mothers new and old and families spending today together and apart – we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Happy Mother’s Day”. The first picture is of William and Catherine giving a ride to George and Charlotte respectively. If you look closely it looks like they were doing some sort of piggybacking race. Overall, the pic showed the family having fun outdoors.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released Christmas Portrait
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The picture looks like an old one as Catherine is in the same outfit that we saw in the 2018 Christmas pic. She is wearing her Fjallraven Ovik Re-wool Sweater. Also, the picture was taken by Matt Porteous who also clicked the same Christmas picture.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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The second picture is remembring William and Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The picture was taken by Jayne Fincher. In the picture, Diana is sitting with little Prince Harry while William is hugging his Mummy from the behind. What a beautiful picture.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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Next Picture is a little surprise. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a picture of Catherine’s mother Carole Middleton who is holding little Catherine in her arms.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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My my, if you look closely at this picture and pictures from Catherine’s recent visit to London Ambulance Centre, you will see the similarities between mother and daughter.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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Last picture is bit extra special. We always knew Cambridge kids are amazing kids. But they are very talented too. Prince George made a beautiful card for his Mummy and gifted it to his Mummy on Mother’s Day. The colourfully crafted collage is made of card, paint and tissue paper and depicts a yellow vase with three red flowers. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to share the intimate family details with all of us. I am so happy to see it. Duchess who is an avid art lover and graduated from St. Andrews in History of Arts, has been an advocate of the benefits of encouraging children to be creative. Once she said,

“I have always believed in the power of art, not only to unlock that creativity but also to bring us joy and to inspire, challenge and positively change our lives.”

The Royal Family’s Twitter account also shared a lovely picture of Queen Elizabeth II with her mother Queen Elizabeth I in which they are arriving at Westminster Abbey to attend a wedding on a windy day and they both are candidly holding their hats with one hand. The message says, “#MotheringSunday is a chance to thank and celebrate all mothers and caregivers, wherever they may be. So to all Mums everywhere, we are thinking of you, and wish you a very special Mother’s Day. #mothersday2020“.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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Prince Charles, who is currently in Scotland with Duchess of Cornwall, also shared a lovely moment from his childhood to mark the day. The picture is from 1950 in which young Charles is playing with his mother the then Princess Elizabeth at their residence Clarence House. The message says, “Wishing everyone a Happy #MotheringSunday, particularly in a year when families may not be able to be together.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released 4 pictures to mark the Mother's Day
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Due to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus, all the future royal engagements, gatherings, State events, Garden parties and Princess Beatrice’s wedding reception has been cancelled. Daily Mail reported that The Queen is preparing to make a televised address to calm the nation’s nerves during the ‘difficult times ahead’. Last week Queen shared a message with the nation. Currently, Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are at Windsor Castle.

This is a tough time for all of us. I urge all of you to follow Government and Medical Instructions, practice social distancing. We all have to come together as a community to overtake COVD-19. Hopefully, we will see each other on the other end of this pandemic soon.


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Why Do I Love The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, So Much!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada in September 2016

Duchess of Cambridge Birthday Portrait
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Talking about why do I Like or Love Catherine so much is easy.

In so many ways I can relate to The Duchess of Cambridge. No, I am not a Duchess neither do I live in a Palace nor I have a lot of wealth, but Catherine’s so much more than that.

Why Do I love Duchess of Cambridge
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For many years, I was a fan from afar. I was consistently following William and Catherine, what they did or say but I wasn’t immersed in this Royal watching world like today. I just admired The Duchess of Cambridge and was in love with her love story. I was in love with her life story. I’m sure if I ask a few fans what they love about Catherine, they will say,

I love how down to earth she is, I love her smile, her laugh, her personality, I love how shy she is, I love that she is the Queen of Walkabouts, I love how emphatic she is with kids, I love how committed she is to her causes, I love that she’s a good mom, I love how private she is. I’m sure many others would agree with all this so I will add that I love her hair. And the list does not end here.

Catherine has always been shy. In 2010, after seeing her for nearly a decade with William, we finally heard her voice – in their engagement interview. I think a lot of people can agree that it was one of the things they love about her – as a Royal Girlfriend she never talked. She never said anything, bad or good. And boy, she really had reasons to say something but never did.

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Catherine is a Woman, a Mom, a Wife and a Duchess. In that order, and I admire her for that. The Duchess of Cambridge has her priorities sorted and if you have been paying attention, I am sure you must have noticed that she has been faithful to that order. So, I would like to talk about exactly why I admire and love The Duchess of Cambridge:

Duchess of Cambridge at Beating the Retreat Ceremony
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As a woman: The Duchess is so composed. So unbothered. So sure, of herself. Yes, she’s shy but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t know her value or who she is. In one word- The Duchess of Cambridge is Strong.

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I still remember the day, during their Diamond Jubilee Tour of South Asia in 2012, when the photos of Catherine sunbathing emerged in a French magazine. Her privacy was violated, her body was objectified, The Duke and Duchess were in the middle of an important visit, William looked furious but do you remember Catherine’s face?

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The Duchess of Cambridge was calm, she was smiling, she looked gorgeous. Yes, she was definitely furious but she knew they were there to do a job, and they had to do it the Royal Way. I think that day Catherine showed the world the type of woman she is – One that no matter what will not break, at least not in front of everyone. A confident and strong woman even when her world seemed to be falling apart.

Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Cardiff to launch 5 Big Questions Survey
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As a Mom: This is probably Catherine’s favourite role. She loves kids. We can all agree on that. The Duchess of Cambridge has this gift of just getting along with them. To break their shyness, to make them smile but especially to make them feel important. She knows about children boundaries, she understands they have choices and respect those choices.

Duchess of Cambridge launched 5 Big Questions under her Early Years Intervention Project
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Catherine never assumes a kid want to shake her hand or give her a hug, she always asks them if they want to do any of those things. And I love that about her. She’s definitely a great mom.

Prince Louis of Cambridge made his debut Balcony Appearance at the Tooping the Colour Parade
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We don’t see the Cambridge kids that much (unfortunately) but the few times we have seen her with them we can see how present she is in their life, how dedicated to them she is. Kids are little sponges, they learn by watching their parents act, talk. And Catherine and William are the true role models that are raising three amazing kids.

Duchess of Cambridge attended royal Variety performance in november 2019
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As a wife: Who doesn’t love this Royal Couple? I’m always inventing stories with their photos. They are the human version of the heart eyes emoji. You can literally see their love. The way they act, they are so in tune with each another, it’s impressive! I guess 15+ years with the same person will result in that.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started the day 3 of Royal Visit
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But I love how supportive she is of William. In the unique role they are, The Duchess of Cambridge understands that he’s the blood royal, so sometimes he will lead and she will follow happily. It’s not demeaning because you will never see them like that, they are equals so sometimes William will lead and sometimes Catherine will. They trust and respect each other as a life partner and that shows in their chemistry.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Iconic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore Pakista
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I love how genuinely proud Duchess looks when William is saying something or doing something. Catherine is definitely William’s ground pole. She represents his centre of gravity. Catherine is definitely William’s calm, of that, I’m sure. And you can just see how crazy he is about her too.

Kate at Christmas service 2013
Kate at Christmas service 2013(Photo: PA)

I personally love that they are very professional, that they don’t hold hands all the time because the few times they do, it’s like Christmas for us! We all go a little crazy when they show some PDA, I think that makes it special for us.

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge emerge from Westminster Abbey after the wedding ceremony.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge emerge from Westminster Abbey after the wedding ceremony. (Photo: British Monarchy Flickr)

As a Duchess: She’s just great, isn’t she? The Duchess knows what she is doing. She genuinely seems to love what she does and she definitely does what she loves. Her Yearly Years Intervention Project is proof of that love.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Birkenhead to name RRS Sir David Attenborough
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We can see that love when she’s talking with someone in any of her engagements, she looks interested in what the person is saying, she immersed in her causes, she listens to experts, she educates herself every single time she dedicates her time to something. And I’m not saying this as a fan and just repeating what a lot of experts and people who have talked with The Duchess of Cambridge say: she knows her stuff. I’m sure The Queen, Prince Charles and William are proud of her. The Duchess is an asset.

Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Victoria and Albert Museum
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The year 2018 was a transformative year, I did notice after Prince Louis’s birthday a mature Duchess. A more mature Catherine. She looks and acts more confident than ever. There is this positive aura around her that radiates happiness and confidence.

Duke and Duhcess of Cambridge relasedPrince Louis Official Christening Protraits
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I think Catherine reached that point where everything in her life is exactly where she wants it to be. She’s a beautiful woman with beautiful and healthy kids, with a husband who love and support her, a family that loves her and she’s doing a job that she loves. She’s helping those she can, she’s concentrating on the little ones and I love that.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with the Tusk Convservation nominees and finalists
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One thing I noticed about Catherine and even William’s work is that they prefer quality over quantity, their work is more about delayed gratification or about seeing the results in the future rather than now. Everlasting results rather than instant ones.

Why do I love Duchess of Cambridge
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I remember something she said in their engagement interview:

I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”

And I truly think that for the past almost 9 years, as a member of the British royal family she has been doing exactly that. She doesn’t want to change the world, she wants to help people’s lives so they can change the world together.

Duke and duchess of Cambridge shared Christmas card1
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