Prince William: Candid confession about home schooling during Covid lockdown

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PRINCE WILLIAM has admitted that home schooling his children has tested his patience and found him wanting in his knowledge of maths.

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.

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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Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend Thomas’s Battersea infant’s school (Image: Getty)

“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 Duchess has an A level in maths (Image: Getty

They have been living at their Norfolk home Amner Hall through the health crisis.

Prince George is in his final year of infant school at Thomas’s Battersea, in south west London.

His little sister Princess Charlotte joined him in September and is currently in the reception class.

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Prince William is heavily involved in the Heads Up Campaign (Image: Getty)

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The Duke and Duchess and their children show their support for NHS staff (Image: Getty)

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.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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