Kate Middleton opens up about 'really hard time' during lockdown

Kate Middleton opens up about 'really hard time' during lockdown

Kate Middleton opens up about 'really hard time' during lockdown

During the assembly, which was pre-recorded, the Duchess spoke about the importance of carrying out small acts of kindness and acknowledged lockdown has been "difficult" for everyone. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today.

"And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need".

"This has been the most challenging thing we've ever experienced", he said, noting that once they re-opened three weeks ago, people had been keen to buy plants.

Kate went on to say that while it's normal to experience a range of emotions as we navigate the pandemic, it's important to understand these feelings can make us feel uncomfortable. Sometimes these feelings may be good, but sometimes they may be uncomfortable, and we feel anxious, angry or upset.

She added, "Being unable to see your friends or spend time with your family will undoubtedly be frustrating for you, just as it is for them".

The Duchess has long promoted the benefits of spending time outdoors and said: "It's come up in so many different conversations whether it's food, volunteering, and in all the mental health work that we've been doing, about how everyone is benefitting from being outside". During a virtual pre-recorded appearance for the Oak National Academy - an online classroom created in response to the pandemic which provides free resources and lessons to students and parents in the United Kingdom - on Thursday, the 38-year-old opened up about how she's continuing to adjust to life during a crisis.

The academy is an online classroom, created in response to the lockdown, and has provided over 12 million lessons to children and young people. The mom of three admitted that it's been a "difficult time", while sharing a lesson on kindness to students during a virtual school assembly on Thursday.

During the visit, The Duke also heard about the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the mental health and wellbeing of first responders.

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