Prince William and Kate Middleton have been staying with their children at their country estate in Anmer Hall since the U.K. government asked the public to limit their movements and face-to-face meetings amid the coronavirus crisis. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been following the government's orders so they haven't gone to their royal engagements in the last week.
The Cambridge royals' last public appearance was on March 19, when they visited the NHS emergency service hotline. After that, Prince William and Kate have been good role models by heeding to the government's advice to stay home.
From Kensington Palace, the Cambridges trooped to Norfolk to spend the rest of the lockdown away from London, the epicentre of the coronavirus spread in the U.K. They are also following in the example of the Queen who moved to Windsor with Prince Philip just days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson said those in the vulnerable sector must limit their movements as well.
According to Daily Express, Prince William and Kate have been spending time helping their two older kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with school work. Since school is closed for the rest of the term, the Cambridge children will have to do with online classes. As they lead by example just like the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been instructing their children to follow social distancing.
The British people might not see Prince William and Kate for a while since they are expected to stick to the government's guidelines. It's possible that the royal couple will stay in Anmer Hall until Easter.
However, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said that Prince William and Kate will still be making their presence felt and helping out in some way because they are the country's morale boosters. Another royal expert suggested that Prince William could be asked to step up in the role of a statesman as his father, Prince Charles, and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, are isolating from the public. The monarch and the heir are both vulnerable to the virus because of their age and thus must observe extra measures to ensure their health and safety.
Prince William is already doing his part as he posted videos addressing and reassuring the British in this crisis. He also launched a fundraising campaign to help COVID-19 patients. His kids participated in a video thanking the medical frontliners who have been risking their lives to save thousands of infected.