The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to take a leaf out of Princess Diana's book following the coronavirus pandemic, according to a royal expert.
- A royal expert has claimed Prince William and Duchess Catherine will follow in Princess Diana's footsteps when we emerged from the coronavirus pandemic.
- The pair are expected to replicate how Princess Diana shook hands with AIDS patients to shun the stigma surrounding the illness.
- This royal news comes after the Queen sent a secret message via her and Prince Philip's latest photo.
Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine are thought to be planning in following in the future King's late mother's footsteps in their response to post-corona life.
Throughout the worldwide health crisis, the Duke and Duchess have been doing their bit by carrying out virtual royal engagements via video calls, all while homeschooling and caring for their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, at their Norfolk home, Amner Hall.
With the world looking forward to the day when normality resumes, the famous royal duo are reportedly planning to mark a new time in which we adopt a new normal by adopting Princess Diana's famous approach to the AIDS virus.
The compassionate royal mother-of-two, who was married to Prince William and Prince Harry's father Prince Charles between 1981 and 1996, is known for shunning the stigma surrounding AIDS in the 1980s by shaking hands with those with the illness.
"HIV does not make people dangerous to know.You can shake their hands and give them a hug. Heaven knows they need it," she said at the time, in attempts to banish the idea that the disease could be spread via skin-to-skin contact.
Explaining that he expects to see Kate and William shaking hands when it is safe to do so, Nigel Cawthorne,author of Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace, said, "We now know how [AIDS] is transmitted, but there was a lot of uncertainty at the time.
"Ironically, at the time, shaking hands couldn't transmit the virus, and their mother made a point of doing so to counter the stigma and spread comfort.
"I think her sons will seek to do the same and show how life can resume normality, while sticking to the safety rules on transmission further to the latest guidance - washing hands frequently, wearing a face mask, particularly when coughing and sneezing or when exercising or singing, or mingling in a large group," he told FEMAIL.
Learn how to apply eye cream to get the most from your routine
Wondering how to apply eye cream for best results? Check out this guide
By Ayesha Muttucumaru •
The best winter coats for women will see you through a cold spell in style
Our round-up of the best winter coats has got all styles covered, from timeless trench coats to cosy puffers
By Jess Beech •
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listed as Time's Most Influential People 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are joined on the coveted list by people including Simone Biles and Shonda Rhimes
By Rylee Johnston •
Britney Spears worries fans as she takes social media break soon after announcing engagement
Britney Spears fans are concerned as the star has deactivated her Instagram days after announcing her engagement
By Laura Harman •
Lilibet's christening plans causing 'mayhem' for the Queen, says royal expert
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly hoping to christen their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana, at Windsor Castle
By Emma Dooney •
Kate Middleton stuns in Reiss blazer at event close to Prince William's heart—her first appearance in over 2 months
Kate Middleton's first public appearance in months sees the royal in an incredibly chic and versatile must have blazer
By Aoife Hanna •
The best candle advent calendars 2021: new launches by Yankee Candle, Jo Malone, and more
Discover the best candle advent calendars for 2021 - what's currently on the shelves versus what's coming soon
By Dominique McIntee •
Shamima Begum pleads for forgiveness after joining ISIS—'I did not know it was a death cult'
Shamima Begum has apologized to the British public for joining ISIS as a teenager
By Emma Dooney •
Where does Princess Beatrice live with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edo are due to welcome their first baby in autumn 2021—so where will the nursery be?
By Amy Hunt •
Maid Netflix—all you need to know about the Stephanie Land drama starring Andie MacDowell and her real-life daughter
The new Maid Netflix drama is packed with emotion, determination and fresh starts...
By Emma Shacklock •