Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly breezing by their homeschooling chores with their children during the lockdown as Prince George, 7, and Princess Charlotte, 5 are "studious" kids who enjoy the process of learning.
According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the young Cambridge royals are self-sufficient so online learning via Zoom hasn't been a struggle in this royal household. George is in Year 3 and Charlotte is in Year 1 at the Thomas' Battersea in London.
But Kate and William are conscious about screen time as well and when the children do not have to work on the computer, their parents make it a point to let them enjoy themselves in the backyard. Kate is also quite strict with screen time at home. She ensures that the kids stick with a routine and structure, as well as follow a lunchtime tradition, where they all have to share meals together.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been staying at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their children since the Christmas holidays. The country estate is such a conducive place for learning and exploring and Kate and William are said to incorporate what's around them into the children's lessons, come rain or shine.
Nicholl added that Charlotte loves spiders and does spider hunts with her brothers. George and Charlotte, along with their youngest brother who's not yet in school, Prince Louis, 2, also have painting sessions outside and are encouraged to get messy and creative with it.
Both Kate and William admitted during last year's lockdown that homeschooling has been challenging because they have to keep up with the stamina of their kids. However, they still regard this experience as "hugely rewarding" because they have a lot of bonding times and memories at a crucial time in George, Charlotte, and Louis' childhood.
The Cambridges, however, aren't doing everything alone. They have a lot of help from their Norland-trained nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who looks after all three children if Kate and William have to work. Borrallo has been under their employ since the birth of George in 2013.
However, expert Leon Hady said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have veered away from the royal tradition of hiring a team to help out with the kids even if they can afford more nannies. Hady said that this decision to have just one helper has made Kate and William relatable and highly relevant to regular parents. This has also allowed Kate and William to be very involved in raising their children, despite their other work and responsibilities.