How Royals Are Staying In Touch During Quarantine
During this time of social distancing, the families who live apart are having a hard time keeping in touch. Similarly, the Royals are spread all over the world. However, it is still important for them to stay in touch with each other.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the US, the rest of the royals are across the pond
When they made an exit from their royal duties, Harry and Meghan moved out of the UK immediately. Initially, they lived in Canada and took their time to decide the next move. However, the Royals have since moved to Los Angeles. While Meghan has already made her comeback in the film industry with narrating Disney’s documentary, Harry is still weighing his options. It has been reported previously that he is having a difficult time adjusting in his new life. When coronavirus pandemic hit the world, the Royals also were affected. Prince Charles was tested positive and was advised to start social distancing. Although he has recovered, it has been reported that Harry was worried that he could not be with his father. Despite keeping in touch over the phone, he felt left-out.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
During social distancing, the Royals are using different modes of communication to check up on each other
Although there is an eight hour time difference between US and UK, Prince Harry makes sure to check up on his father frequently. While the Royals in the UK are social distancing and are in quarantine separately, they are still keeping in touch. According to a source, Prince Williams’ children, George, Charlotte and Louis, call Queen Elizabeth and send videos. The source said:
“Kate ensures that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis speak to the Queen and Prince Philip, as often as possible. The older two talk on the telephone or send chatty videos to Windsor.”
They also make sure to stay connected with their grandfather, Prince Charles.
“They do like to chat away to Grandpa Charles and get lots of very helpful tips from him on animals and flowers, and speak to him about lambs, squirrels, highland cattle.”
Prince Williams has shared that they use Zoom for family video conference. Yesterday, Queen celebrated her 94th birthday and it is reported that her family wished her via Zoom. In an interview, he said:
“We’ve been talking to all the family online. And it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other. As you can imagine, the younger generation are a little bit more tech savvy, but only just, I think we’re getting there now. The family are getting a little bit more used to being able to contact each other and pressing the right buttons and not dropping the computer halfway through.”
Despite social distancing, it is important to check up on your friends and family. Tell us in the comments which mode of communication you use.