Royal news: Prince William makes candid confession about his home schooling | Royal | News (Reports)


Like all parents around the country, William and Kate have found themselves acting as school teachers to their children during the coronavirus pandemic. And it looks like there will be no relief from teaching duties for the foreseeable future. Boris Johnson’s government is expected to announce that schools will stay closed after the February half-term, with a return to classes unlikely before mid-April.

In a candid interview for BBC Radio 5Lives That Peter Crouch podcast in July, the Duke of Cambridge admitted his shortcomings as a teacher.

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He told the ex-footballer: “I’ve found it pretty testing, not going to lie, trying to keep the children engaged in some kind of work, it’s been an interesting few months.”

He explained: “I’ve learned through homeschooling that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was, that’s probably been the biggest eye opener for me, and that my wife has super patience.

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“Basically we’re a good team tag session, I come in with the children and try and get them to do something and Catherine comes in when frankly everything has gone wrong.”

“I have to admit I’m a bit embarrassed about my maths knowledge, I can’t do Year 2 maths,” he added.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have three young children: Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.

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The Duke met England striker Peter Crouch and his co-hosts Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark for a special podcast, ahead of the Heads Up FA Cup last year.

The Heads Up Campaign is a charity that seeks to use football to address mental health issues in men.

As president of the Football Association, Prince William is playing a leading part in the charity’s work.


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