PRINCESS CHARLOTTE has come under fire for flouting coronavirus measures when delivering food packages to vulnerable people near her home in Norfolk.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, released a series of photos of Princess Charlotte for her fifth birthday as the young royal helped organise bags of food for retired people in their community during the coronavirus pandemic. The bags included bags of pasta which the Cambridge family had spent the afternoon making. But the young royal has been criticised for not wearing any protective equipment while handling the bags.
Speaking on ITV’s Royal Rota, Chris Ship said: “The pictures that we got were actually taken on the Sandringham estate when Charlotte was doing some food drops to those who were isolating.
“Funnily enough, I had a few comments on social media wondering why she wasn’t wearing protection.
“I mean, as far as I’m aware, they were leaving food outside people’s front doors and not going into their homes or touching in any way.
“But interesting how the pictures that were released of Charlotte and Louis’ birthdays were linked to coronavirus and supporting the NHS or supporting those who are more vulnerable.”
Princess Charlotte has received criticism (Image: GETTY)
Princess Charlotte helped make food packages for vulnerable residents (Image: Kensington Palace)
One twitter user asked Mr Ship on his account: “Why is she out delivering food to the neighbors without wearing a mask? That’s irresponsible.”
Another added: “She’s not even wearing a mask or gloves!”
A third person said: “Children can carry the virus without symptoms. Why does she not have a mask on?”
The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed details about her life under lockdown as she launched a project to inspire the nation to photograph their experiences.
Princess Charlotte left bags of homemade pasta on doorsteps (Image: Kensington Palace)
The Duchess of Cambridge with her family (Image: GETTY)
Kate said she keeps in daily contact with family members via video calls and joked about the challenges of home schooling three children – including Prince George’s interest in spider sandwiches.
The duchess wants budding photographers and those who have never picked up a camera to take pictures for her Hold Still initiative – being run with the National Portrait Gallery – to “document and share a moment in time” that has been dubbed the “new normal”.
Interviewed on ITV’s This Morning show, Kate was asked about home schooling and mentioned the popular book Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman and how her eldest son finds it more interesting than his school tasks.
She said: “George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work.”
Line of succession (Image: EXPRESS)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they chatted to the Queen via a video call to celebrate her 94th birthday in April, and Kate says she regularly chats face-to-face with loved ones via the internet.
She said: “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.
“In some ways I suppose we’ve got a lot more contact and a lot more face time than perhaps we would’ve done before.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK