Royal struggle: Kate in devastating confession over ‘really hard’ life event

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ROYAL life has been drastically affected during the coronavirus lockdown, with Kate the Duchess of Cambridge revealing the hardest aspect for her and her family during a slot on This Morning.

Kate has been particularly busy and in the summer, she teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to launch her ‘Hold Still’ project.

A community endeavour, Kate has called on the people of Britain to capture the moments in-between, to reflect the pain, joy, sadness and struggles of everyday life during lockdown.

While promoting the project on ITV’s This Morning, Kate opened up about how hard life had been for her family during the lockdown.

It came as presenter, Phillip Schofield, asked Kate how her children had been dealing with the harsh realities of not being able to go anywhere or do anything.

Kate Middleton: The royal revealed the hard time she has had explaining the lockdown to her children

Kate Middleton: The royal revealed the hard time she has had explaining the lockdown to her children (Image: GETTY)

Royal family: The family, like the rest of the UK, has been largely cooped up at home this year

Royal family: The family, like the rest of the UK, has been largely cooped up at home this year (Image: GETTY)

He asked how they had reacted to not being able to see family members, and Kate admitted: “It’s really hard and actually, we hadn’t done a huge amount of facetime and video calls, and things like that.

“We’re doing that a lot more now.

“And that’s actually been great, we try to check in with family daily now, and speak to them about news.

“But it is really difficult – it’s hard to explain to a five and nearly seven-year-old what’s going on.

This Morning: The revelation came during her appearance on ITV's This Morning

This Morning: The revelation came during her appearance on ITV’s This Morning (Image: ITV)

“Hard times, but we’ve got the support out there I think.”

Earlier on in the interview, Kate talked about one of the photo submissions to the Hold Still project that she “resonated” with.

She reflected on a photo of two grandchildren who were not able to see their grandparents, but visited them regularly and spoke on either side of their home’s glass doors, Kate said: “I know in moments like this I think it’s especially hard.

“There’s some desperately sad stories out there, so moments like this are really heartwarming – to see that there is connection there, although it is different, it is the new normal for all of us.

Hold Still: Kate and William pictured at the launch of Hold Still at Waterloo Station

Hold Still: Kate and William pictured at the launch of Hold Still at Waterloo Station (Image: GETTY)

NHS: Kate talking to medical staff as she and William visit St Bartholomew's Hospital

NHS: Kate talking to medical staff as she and William visit St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Image: GETTY)

“But actually, these moments of connection can take place, and that really resonated with me, that photograph.”

Despite the hard times, Kate offered some amusing stories which emerged during her lockdown.

One came as presenter Holly Willoughby asked about the “challenge” of homeschooling children of varying ages.

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Royal romance: A timeline of Kate and William’s romance (Image: Express Newspapers)

Kate revealed that George had become slightly jealous of Charlotte’s fun projects.

She explained: “Yeah, it’s so true that it’s a challenge.

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Future Queen: Kate has spent the past nine years preparing for her future role as Queen consort (Image: GETTY)

“Actually, George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects.

“Like making sort of spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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