Phillip and Holly chat with The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge opened up about home schooling her two eldest children, Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, five, during lockdown when speaking to Phillip and Holly about a new project she’s launching alongside the National Portrait Gallery, titled Hold Still.

When asked about home schooling, The Duchess said: “George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects. Making spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work.”

When asked how her children were coping with not seeing friends and family members, The Duchess, who also has two-year-old son Prince Louis, replied, “It’s really hard. We hadn’t done a huge amount of FaceTime and face calls and things like that, but obviously we’re doing that a lot more now, and actually it’s been really great.

“We try and check in daily with family members and speak to them about news and things like that, and in some ways I suppose we’ve got a lot more face time than perhaps we would have done before but it is difficult. It’s hard to explain to a five and a six, nearly seven year old what’s going on.”

You can find more information about The Duchess’ Hold Still project at www.npg.org.uk/holdstill