Leave it to Kate Middleton to find the perfect Zoom outfit. Not surprisingly, the usually polished and put-together Duchess of Cambridge managed to look professional with a dash of laid-back cool during her very first royal engagement conducted via video call. Together with Prince William, she spoke with the students, teachers, and staff at Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire. Together, the Cambridges let everyone know that they appreciate the hard work from the teachers and staff, who are making sure that life goes on as smoothly as possible for the kids as their parents work at a nearby hospital.
"To you and everyone who is in during this time, it must be such a relief for all the parents who are key workers to know that their children have the normality and structure and they've got a safe place for them to be," Kate said on the call. "So, really, really well done and for all of you I know it's not easy circumstances, but it's fantastic."
For the video appointment, Kate chose a mustard-yellow Zara sweater, The Mirror reports. Though it's sold out, it does feature statement-making bell sleeves, something Kate's a fan of (she wore a similar silhouette back in February, the paper adds). William kept things buttoned-up in a blue button-up, but both of them kept things pretty casual for the talk, which had them celebrating Easter and talking about the royals' famous pals.
Casterton is just one of the schools that are supported by the Pendle Education Trust. Through the trust, certain schools are able to care for the children of key workers. In Casterton's case, many of the pupils' parents work at Burnley General Hospital.
Anita Ghidotti, Chief Executive of the Pendle Education Trust, said the children asked a few questions, including who "the best famous person was that [Kate and William] had met."
Kate said that because Prince George has been watching David Attenborough's Blue Planet, her "best famous person" would have to be the famed naturalist. As for William, he took a more diplomatic approach, not naming any specific people and noting that "his favorite people weren't actually famous."
Teachers across the UK are dedicating their time to keeping schools open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 8, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called teachers and school staff at Casterton Primary Academy to thank them for their hard work and dedication. pic.twitter.com/2h9N66O4EP
Though it's the first time the public has seen the royals video conference, they are having Zoom meetings to stay in touch and, we presume, conduct official royal business. We're guessing they're not pajama-clad affairs, but there are just so many questions.