Prince William and Kate Middleton will likely remain in Tiger Hall and resume their children’s education at home, after England fell in Lockdown 3.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent previous closings at their Norfolk country house, where they have been staying since Christmas.
Prince George, 7, and Princess Charlotte, five, were scheduled to return to their school, Thomas Battersea, on January 6.
However, recent coronavirus-related restrictions across England mean schools are now closed and are not expected to open before the mid-term break in mid-February.
It is believed that Cambridge intended to return to its base in London at Kensington Palace, but it now has no reason to return to the capital, and the law advises against essential travel, Hi! Reports.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will likely remain at Unmere Hall and resume their children’s education at home Prince George, seven, Prince Louis, two, and Princess Charlotte, five (pictured together in a 2020 Christmas card shot)
This means that they will likely enjoy a low-key family celebration there for the Duchess’s 39th birthday on January 9.
William and Kate, both 38, will be required to start homeschooling Princes George, Louis, and Princess Charlotte again, as they did during the first lockdown in March of last year.
They previously admitted that they found it difficult to educate their three children – who they said had such stamina.
The couple even “kept it going” over Easter without telling them, with Kate confessing: “I feel very cruel. Children have such stamina, I don’t know how.”
It is believed that Cambridge was intending to return to its base in London at Kensington Palace, but it now has no reason to return to the capital, and the law advises against essential travel. Pictured with their children attending a special mumming show at the Palladium in London in December
“Honestly, you get to the end of the day and make a list of all the things you did that day.”
“It’s actually just a build,” she added. “And it’s great, there are a lot of great advice on the Internet and fun activities that you can do with the kids, so it wasn’t difficult.”
A source claimed in April that Kate “led” the homeschooling efforts for the two biggest, while organizing playtime for 2-year-old Lewis every day, while her husband also “raised his sleeves” to help.
They added that the Duke and Duchess found the experience “extremely rewarding”.
In July, William admitted his patience was tested while homeschooling, and he struggled with teaching mathematics in his sophomore year.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live broadcast by Peter Crouch Channel, which was recorded partly via Zoom and partly at Kensington Palace in March, the heir said, “ I’ve found he’s testing really well, and I’m not going to lie, trying to keep the kids involved in some kind of Work, it’s been an interesting few months.
He added, “ I learned through homeschooling that my patience is much shorter than I had thought, and that was probably the biggest eye opener for me, and that my wife has great patience.
“We’re basically a good introductory session for the team, I come with the kids and try to get them to do something and Catherine comes when everything goes honestly.
“I have to admit I’m a little embarrassed about my math knowledge, I can’t do math in my second year.”
Prince William revealed that his patience was tested while teaching his children at home in his first lockdown, and that he struggled to teach mathematics in his sophomore year. Filmed, on the right, in September 2019 with Princess Charlotte (left), Kate (second on the left), and Prince George (second on the right) as the Royal Children attended their first school day of the year.
While the Duchess of Cambridge took mathematics to A-level, William had not pursued the subject since Eton’s high school diploma.
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter said the couple saw the closure as a “rare gift” because royal children were “inevitably deprived of the privilege of spending prolonged time with their parents.”
She commented that the combination of Kate’s focus on early years education and Middleton’s ‘caring presence’, combined with Prince William’s focus on mental health and the Windsor tradition, would lead the Cambridge children to be the most adaptive generation of royals ever known.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on their whereabouts.