Kate Middleton dials in on a Zoom chat with British schoolkids. Picture: Oak National/Instagram
Kate Middleton dials in on a Zoom chat with British schoolkids. Picture: Oak National/Instagram

Kate surprises kids with sweet Zoom chat

Kate Middleton has surprised a group of British schoolkids by appearing on a special Zoom chat where she spoke about the "importance of kindness."

The 38-year-old virtually joined the excited kids at the Waterloo Academy in Blackpool, urging them to "look after one another."

According to The Sun, the Zoom conversation is part of an online assembly that Kate will lead for online homeschooling hub, Oak National Academy, on Thursday (local time).

In a sweet video shared by Oak National Academy, Kate says: "Today I wanted to talk to you about the importance of being kind and looking after one another.

 

 

"I'm now going to join a Zoom call with some pupils from Waterloo Academy in Blackpool to find out what kindness means to them."

A clip of the virtual chat then sees Kate asking the kids: "Who wants to tell me what kindness means?"

In response, one child says: "Treat people as you want to be treated", and another adds: "Sharing. That's kindness."

Many of the kids involved in the royal chat have had parents working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Kate and William and their adorable kids have become the face of the royal family during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Getty Images
Kate and William and their adorable kids have become the face of the royal family during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Getty Images

 

Oak National Academy is an online classroom in the UK that provides video lessons and free resources for parents and teachers, and was created in response to the lockdown.

It has so far delivered over 12 million lessons so far, and hosts an assembly every Thursday morning.

In the clip Kate says: "Talking to someone, whether it's a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better.

"And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need.

"Small acts of kindness can go such a long way.

 

Keen photographer Kate took this photo of Princess Charlotte on her fourth birthday in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
Keen photographer Kate took this photo of Princess Charlotte on her fourth birthday in 2019. Picture: Getty Images

 

 

 

"But as we help others, we mustn't forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too."

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge urged people to enter her photography project, Hold Still, before the deadline on Thursday night (local time), calling for more submissions to be made that capture Britain in lockdown.

"There have been so many amazing entries in the last few weeks. But it isn't too late to take part so please take a moment to capture what life is like for you. I can't wait to share the final 100 entries with you," she said in a video posted to Kensington Royal's Instagram account.

 

 

The Duchess is a patron of London's National Portrait Gallery and a keen amateur photographer, often sharing the photos she takes of her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Kate has previously spoken about how she had been "struck" by the many "incredible" images seen already, "which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people - some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic".

 

- with The Sun

 

 

Originally published as Kate surprises kids with sweet Zoom chat



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