He said that while many are attaching this tag of “hero” to frontline workers—and rightfully so—it’s important that we also don’t alienate some of the NHS workers “who do really genuinely worry and are scared going to work every single day.”
Kate echoed his praise of NHS frontline workers saying, they really are doing “the most extraordinary jobs.”
“I think it’s going to dramatically change how we all value and see our frontline workers, and I think that is one of the main positives that you can take from this. They do an extraordinary job, and now I think all of us as a nation can really see how hard they work and how vital their work is,” she said.
William recognized the global coronavirus pandemic as a uniting force for people, families, communities, and countries around the world.
“I think it’s caught all of us off guard,” he says, referring to the global coronavirus pandemic. “But I do really hope that people start valuing the things that really matter in life and forget about some of the materialism that’s been out there in the past.”
He continues, “This re-centers, re-focuses and brings us all together. As a world, we need to be brought together a lot more. There’s a lot of divisiveness out there, and I really hope at the end of all this, that we’re a bigger, global community than we’ve ever been before.”
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The royal couple also revealed what their stay-at-home experience has been like with Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 2.
“Homeschooling has been very fun,” William joked.
“It’s been ups and downs, like a lot of families self-isolating,” Kate noted. “George is much older than Louis is and things, but they are aware, I’m always surprised.”
“And although you don’t want to scare them and make it too overwhelming, I think it is appropriate to acknowledge it in the simple ways and age-appropriate ways.”
William and Kate also said that they’ve been keeping themselves and the kids connected with the rest of the family through video chats.
“We’ve been talking to all the family online. And it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other,” William said.
Check out their full interview below: