Kate Middleton fury: Duchess ‘upsets’ royal fans as crisis thwarts Royal Family tradition

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KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have angered royal fans by not sharing back to school photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, and Prince William, 38, are allowed to drop their young children off at the gates of Thomas’s Battersea in London but cannot walk them to the door due to COVID-19 restrictions. But royal commentators Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito have expressed how upset they are to not see a back to school picture of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. They noted that they are holding out for an udpated picture this autumn.

Speaking on the Royally Obsessed podcast, Ms Bowie said: “The Cambridge kids are back at school which is also why Kate and William are able to do get back to work.

“William mentioned that the kids are back.

“He said I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that schools have started again.

“He also added the five months have been wonderful but a long five months.

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Kate and Prince William have angered royal fans by not sharing back to school photos (Image: GETTY)

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Kate and William are allowed to drop their young children off at the gates of Thomas’s Battersea (Image: GETTY)

“As a reminder, George is starting Year 3 and Charlotte is in Year 1 but it is sad we didn’t get any pictures this year.”

Ms Fiorito added: “I’m really upset we did not get pictures.

“I’m still holding out that we’re going to get a late autumn one.”

Ms Bowie noted: “I think it has so much to do with COVID regulations and they can’t do drop-off at the frontdoor although the Cambridges do have an exception to that.

“But they have to drop them off at the gate so there isn’t that traditional welcome.”

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Kate and William have gone back to work since schools reopened (Image: GETTY)

It comes as the Duchess of Cambridge has praised mothers offering support to other parents during the pandemic, saying their efforts were so important for “emotional well-being”.

Kate’s comments were made when she spoke to mothers and their “lockdown babies” in a London park during a warm autumn day.

Earlier on Tuesday the Duchess held a video call with eight organisations supporting families, from Leeds Dads to the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), to discuss their work helping parents with young children.

The Duchess, for whom early years development is a key focus, told them: “A huge well done to all of you, I know there’s a big team of you out there in communities across the country.

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“Both William and I hear about how vital these relationships are to families – they’re a real lifeline.

“So to you and your army of volunteers out there, a huge well done.

“I, like you, would love to see peer-to-peer support more embedded and celebrated in communities and society as a whole.”

During her visit to the Old English Garden at Battersea Park, Kate was told how peer groups struggled to meet up in person during the COVID-19 lockdown but kept up their work on zoom and regular phone calls.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK