Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s, new lockdown skill brings ‘horror’ to her children

Did you know she could do this?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets staff and pupils from Holy Trinity Church of England First School as part of a working visit across the UK ahead of the Christmas holidays on December 7, 2020 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that lockdown has meant trying out a new skill at home - much to the “horror” of her three children.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s lockdown skill may not be one we’d typically associate with royalty, but it seems that she’s been faced with getting to grips with hairdressing. In a recent video call, Duchess Catherine discussed the challenges of lockdown with parents. Together they spoke of what families are facing during the third lockdown in the UK and how important it is to prioritize the mental wellbeing of parents, as it has a direct connection to their children’s mental health. Hobbies you can do at home have seen a surge in popularity over the lockdown period - and the Cambridges are no different.

In the short clip posted by the official Kensington Royal Instagram account, the Duchess of Cambridge goes on to reveal a more light-hearted consequence of lockdown. 

“We’ve had to take on additional roles that perhaps others around us in our communities or in our lives would have perhaps supported us and helped us with,” Duchess Catherine began, before adding, “So, I’ve become a hairdresser this lockdown, much to my children’s horror”. 

Where is the Duchess of Cambridge spending lockdown?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understood to be spending this third UK lockdown at their Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall. Their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend Thomas’s Battersea, but with schools currently closed, their royal parents are apparently helping with their home learning. 

Some claim that the Duchess particularly values her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis spending some time in nature.

During this recent video call, Duchess Catherine and her fellow parents were asked to write down the name of the person who has been their greatest support throughout the pandemic. Revealing her neatly written answer on a piece of paper, the Duchess declared that her husband, Prince William, has been her biggest source of support.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have remained committed to their royal duties throughout the pandemic. While the couple made their Royal Train Tour in person in December, they have also undertaken multiple royal engagements via video call from home. 

In the background of their calls, photos of their three children can often be seen proudly displayed.

We can’t wait to catch a glimpse of the Cambridge family’s new haircuts in the future!

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!