Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
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Days spent homeschooling and working from home are enough to send any parent doolally, so taking care of ourselves is of the utmost importance. We all have our own ways to relax, be it a peaceful bath, getting lost in a good book or opening that bottle of Sauvignon Blanc… Mindfulness techniques are another great method for keeping calm and Norland Nanny Louenna Hood – from the agency preferred by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – has shared some brilliant tips for parents. MORE: Christine Lampard's 7 parenting tips: how she's raising Patricia and her new baby WATCH: How to manage anxiety around coronavirus Louenna says: "As a parent, there will always be moments when you feel overwhelmed, guilty or anxious – that’s normal and I’m pretty confident that EVERY parent has felt these emotions. You are often doing several tasks at once, whilst also thinking about a hundred other things. "By practising mindfulness and focussing your mind on one thing, it brings you to the present and detaches you from all the other elements of stress. Mindfulness is something you can practise anywhere at any time." Try these 5 mindfulness techniques from Norland Nanny Louenna Hood: Norland Nanny Louenna Hood 'Calm Begins With Me' In moments of frustration, when you need a reminder that you can cope in a stressful situation and have the power to respond in a way that you won’t later regret, touch your thumb with your first finger and say the word CALM. Then touch your thumb with your second finger saying the word BEGINS. With the third finger say WITH, and your fourth finger saying ME. Repeat this a few times until you feel calmness restored. MORE: Calling all mums-to-be! The 5 best pregnancy workout apps to download during lockdown Deep Breathing Our breath is our calming secret weapon. Deep mindful breaths can work wonders and all the science us there to back this up. Next time you feel overwhelmed or anxious, stop and take 3 deep breaths – in for 6, hold for 6, out for 8. Take time for you and try some deep breathing Story Time Mindfulness can be done whilst you are doing anything, which is why it’s possible to do when with your children. Whilst you read your child’s bedtime story, don’t just read the words on autopilot hoping to get to the end as soon as possible. Really focus on every word, the pictures and the story itself. READ: 18 of the best wellness apps to download in 2021 In the Shower I encourage mums to set their alarm for half an hour before the children usually wake in the morning to enjoy a peaceful shower without interruptions. Whilst in the shower, focus on the feeling of the water on your skin and what the temperature feels like and let your mind drift. Also, take in the smells of the different products you’re using. Colouring Colouring is fun for adults too! As we know from the demand of adult colouring books, colouring isn’t just for children! It can be a very relaxing activity you can do alongside your child. Being able to shade patterns and shapes can help bring calmness and contentment. Louenna Hood, Norland Nanny and Founder of parenting app ‘Nanny Louenna’, available for £4.99 from the App Store and Google Play
Prince William and Kate Middleton have given fans a look inside a rarely-seen room at their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, and it appears to have had an update by way of several house plants. SEE: Kate Middleton and Prince William's stunning country home revealed: a tour WATCH: Prince William reveals stunning home office inside Anmer Hall home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a virtual appearance from the space as they urged frontline workers to take time to care of themselves during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, alongside Hospice UK's Just "B" counselling and bereavement support line. MORE: Kate Middleton and Prince William's London home is basically a fairytale: See inside RELATED: Kate Middleton unveils never-before-seen space inside home at Anmer Hall The Duke, 38, said: "People need to understand how you are normal human beings doing a brilliant job in a very, very difficult time and I hope this service gives people the outlet that they need. "I fear, like you said, you're all so busy caring for everyone else that you won't take enough time to care for yourselves and we won't see the impacts for quite some time." Prince William and Kate Middleton filmed from inside Anmer Hall The room they filmed in is decorated with cream walls and features cream furniture, as well as an alcove where they have an arched mirror and several hand painted plates mounted upon the wall. In addition, there are a selection of desk plants on the dresser behind them, as well as a larger floor plant seen behind the Duke. The Duchess previously revealed a look inside the same room Back in September, the Duchess joined a video call alongside a panel of judges to shortlist the images for her community photography project, Hold Still, from the same space. The same alcove and wall decorations can be seen, but it seems that the couple were yet to have invested in house plants. Taking nature indoors is proven to aid anxiety and so it makes sense that they have added so much greenery inside in recent months, when they will have spent less time outdoors thanks to both lockdown and winter. Anmer Hall is a three-storey property located on the Sandringham Estate, nearby to Sandringham House where the Queen spends Christmas, and close to Prince George's godfather William van Cutsem. The Duke, Duchess and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have spent the majority of the coronavirus pandemic there, excepting when they returned to London for the children to attend school. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Ever wondered what those glamorous royals eat for breakfast? We imagine long dining tables with fancy silver cloches and vast platters of tropical fruit. In reality, the royals take breakfast much as we do, and we are fascinated to discover what the Duchess of Cambridge eats in the morning. According to the MailOnline, the mother-of-three likes to drink a nutrient-rich smoothie to start her day. The Duchess is said to blend a combination of kale, spirulina (a type of algae), matcha (green tea leaves), spinach, romaine, cilantro (coriander leaves) and blueberries together for her healthy morning drink. MORE: The whole family will love this super tasty vegan mushroom hotpot WATCH: Foods the royals don't eat Kate is also believed to enjoy a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast – it's known that porridge oats give slow-release energy throughout the morning, which would serve the royal well as she combines regal duties with parenting tasks. The Duchess likes to drink a green smoothie for breakfast If you're wondering what Prince William and Kate's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, eat in the mornings, then we have that information too! When Kate visited LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London in January 2020, she served breakfast to children and spoke of her own brood's meal preferences. School manager Michelle Samuels told today.com: "She mentioned to there of the children that her own children enjoy apples and cereal in the morning, which sparked a conversation with the children about their own preference of fruits." Great to hear that the young Princes and Princess eat just like our own kids! MORE: Princess Diana's controversial daily breakfast divides royal fans Kate eats healthily in the mornings Michelle went on to reveal a favourite fruit of the Duchess' too. "She mentioned that she likes papaya to a child who was reluctant to try a piece of papaya. After this, the child tried some papaya." MORE: Royal comfort food! The Queen's hearty dinner recipe takes 10 minutes
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared for their first joint engagement of 2021 on Friday evening, with Kate looking beautiful in her monochrome Smythe blazer. DISCOVER: Prince William and Kate Middleton have a secret third home on the Queen's estate Looking elegant as ever, the royal chose to sweep her hair back into a classic style, too, marking a change to the loose curls she has been rocking lately. WATCH: Prince William and Kate Middleton's incredible Christmas surprise Kate's contrast collar blazer is one of her favourite Smythe styles, which she wore during an engagement in Essex in 2018. She owns a number of tailored jackets from the brand, and we reckon we'll see her wearing them for years to come. READ MORE: Kate Middleton embracing life in lockdown with George, Charlotte and Louis Kate could be seen wearing a beautiful blazer In the past, the chic cover-up has been compared to a very similar style that her late mother-in-law Princess Diana wore in 1984. Her version was in fact a fuller-length coat, and she wore it twice that year with a chic monochrome outfit. Kate's chic blazer is one of her favourite Smythe styles We can still see the similarities, however, and Diana often wore contrast collar looks just like Kate's favourite styles. In more modern times, Princess Eugenie has also been spotted sporting a similar look, in a gingham-checked jacket with the same contrast black lapel. Kate's look has been compared to Princess Diana's in the past And if you want to shop the royal look, Boohoo stocks a very similar option at just £19 - but sizes are selling fast. Kate and William's latest appearance saw them speak with frontline workers and counsellors about the mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis for those working on the frontline. Contrast Collar Check Fitted Blazer, £19, Boohoo SHOP NOW The royal couple heard about the crucial mental health support being provided for frontline workers during the pandemic by Hospice UK’s Just 'B' counselling and bereavement support line. Prince William said: "This is an unprecedented time we are all facing. I think that really needs to be nailed home right now is that this is like nothing before that anyone has ever seen, particularly this third wave we are going through right now. Princess Eugenie has worn a similar style in the past "People need to understand how you are normal human beings doing a brilliant job in a very, very difficult time and I hope this service gives people the outlet that they need." RELATED: Kate Middleton's sweet reason for carrying her bag in her left hand Get £114 worth of royal beauty treats for just £38! HELLO! The Royal Treatment Beauty Box, £38 (worth £114), Latest in Beauty SHOP NOW HELLO!'s Royal Treatment beauty box is packed full of amazing products (including Royal Warrant holders) to give you an at-home beauty experience fit for a duchess! Featuring incredible brands like the Queen's much-loved Molton Brown and Elizabeth Arden, this is an incredible gift for any royal fan. HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge urged frontline workers to take time to care for themselves as the UK experiences its third wave of the coronavirus. In their first joint engagement of 2021, Prince William and Kate spoke to emergency responders and representatives from Hospice UK's Just "B" counselling and bereavement support line by video link. READ: Prince William's secret meeting in lockdown revealed In a call that took place on Wednesday, the Cambridges heard how the support line is providing crucial mental health support for frontline workers, as mortality rates in both hospitals and community have community have risen significantly across the past year as a result of COVID-19. WATCH: Prince William and Kate Middleton's incredible Christmas surprise The Duke, 38, said: "This is an unprecedented time we are all facing. I think that really needs to be nailed home right now is that this is like nothing before that anyone has ever seen, particularly this third wave we are going through right now. "People need to understand how you are normal human beings doing a brilliant job in a very, very difficult time and I hope this service gives people the outlet that they need. "I fear, like you said, you're all so busy caring for everyone else that you won't take enough time to care for yourselves and we won't see the impacts for quite some time." MORE: Prince William talks to George, Charlotte and Louis about 'sacrifices' made by NHS heroes MORE: Duchess Camilla shares lockdown reading inspiration as she launches online book club William and Kate urged frontline workers to take time to care for themselves The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, asked the emergency responders what more can be done to convince their colleagues of the importance of prioritising themselves for help with mental health. "Never has there been a more important time to have services like this out there, so I am so glad they are being used as well," Kate added. Just ‘B’ counsellors Tony Collins and Caroline Francis spoke to the Duke and Duchess about the toll that the pandemic is having on frontline staff, with service users often citing exhaustion and the relentless nature of the crisis as their reasons for calling. William and Kate spoke with emergency responders and counsellors Caroline told the royal couple: "A lot of the time, I think they forget to think about themselves and their self-care that they need, and are able to look in on themselves and think 'gosh, I'm not coping as well as I think I am.' "And yes, we have our own colleagues, and our family and close friends on the end of the phone. "But I think there's something about ringing the call line and being able to express how you're feeling without worrying about burdening someone you know." During the emotional call, NHS staff and emergency responders spoke about their personal experiences with mental health, and how services such as Just 'B' have allowed them to cope better and begin to come to terms with their grief. MORE: Kate Middleton embracing life in lockdown with George, Charlotte and Louis The Cambridges showed their support for Clap For Carers last year William drew on his own previous experiences, revealing that seeing people die when he served as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance left him traumatised and feeling the world was a "darker, blacker place." He said he "really worries" about the impact on frontline workers' lives at seeing "such high levels of sadness, trauma and death." The Cambridges have thrown their support behind the NHS since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, having launched Our Frontline to provide mental health support for key workers last April. William and Kate along with their three children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and two-year-old Prince Louis, were also pictured proudly clapping on their doorstep at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall during the Clap For Carers campaign. MORE: How Prince William and Kate Middleton are homeschooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte during lockdown The couple met staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on their royal train tour in December Providing financial support through its COVID-19 Response Fund, William and Kate's Royal Foundation has partnered with NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care to help fund Hospice UK's Just 'B' support line, helping to make vital resources available when they are needed most to NHS staff, social care workers, carers and all emergency services personnel. The Royal Foundation's support for Hospice UK's Just 'B' service, was announced in July 2020 as part of its COVID-19 Response Fund, a series of grants made to leading mental health charities to increase their capacity for helpline and chat services to meet rising demands as a consequence of the pandemic. The grants have built upon and expanded the support being offered by Our Frontline, a collaborative initiative which provides free, round the clock resources for all frontline staff and key workers. The Just 'B' counselling and trauma helpline can be accessed daily between 8am and 8pm at 0300 303 4434 Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been warned that the UK faces a generation of “broken police officers and emergency services staff” after the Covid-19 pandemic. The comment came as William and Kate chatted with emergency responders and counsellors, and the duke shared his own experiences of seeing “death and so much bereavement” when an air ambulance pilot, and how it affected his world view. William also revealed his concern for those on the front line of the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he “really worries” about the effect on their lives of seeing “such high levels of sadness, trauma and death”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the majority of their time at their homes in Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, but they also have a lesser-known third royal residence on the Queen's Balmoral Estate: Tam-Na-Ghar cottage. RELATED: Prince William and Kate's home at Kensington Palace is basically a fairytale - see inside WATCH: Inside the royals' most lavish homes Tam-Na-Ghar was a gift to Prince William from his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before her death in 2002. It is located close to Birkhall, Prince Charles and Camilla's residence on the Balmoral Estate, where they isolated together following the Prince of Wales' coronavirus diagnosis in March 2020. The Queen's Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate Prince William and Kate have visited the three-bedroom cottage together since they were studying at St Andrew's University, and the pair reportedly told friends they have enjoyed some of their happiest times together there. MORE: Prince William and Kate Middleton's second home, Anmer Hall, is every family's dream They have continued to visit throughout their relationship, and stayed at the cottage with their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – during their summer holiday in Scotland in 2019. The cottage is so private that no photos have been released showing the interior or exterior of the property. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's main home is Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace The 50,000-acre Balmoral estate features 150 buildings in total, including Balmoral Castle, where the Queen and Prince Philip spend their annual summer break, and the Garden Cottage, which was often used by Queen Victoria for taking her breakfast and writing diaries. There are also several holiday cottages available for let on the estate – except for when the royal family are in residence – including Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge. MORE: The most beautiful holiday homes owned by the Queen and other royals The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent almost the entirety of the coronavirus pandemic staying at their second home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, excepting when they returned to London for the children to attend school. Prince William and Kate Middleton's second home, Anmer Hall The three-storey property is located on the Sandringham Estate, nearby to Sandringham House where the Queen usually spends Christmas, and close to Prince George's godfather William van Cutsem. The 18th-century building was given to the couple as a wedding gift from the Queen in 2011, and they used it as their main residence while Prince William worked as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance until 2017. Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are believed to be residing at Anmer Hall during England's third lockdown. Their Norfolk abode is usually their go-to residence during the children's school holidays, Christmas and for some downtime away from London. Prince William and Kate's sprawling country estate offers them privacy, where they can enjoy the outside with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and before the coronavirus outbreak, they could host friends for dinner parties, such as William and Rosie van Cutsem, and Robert and Hannah Carter. READ: Prince William and Kate Middleton's sprawling country home was designed by the Duchess - inside WATCH: Kate Middleton reveals how homeschooling is going on This Morning interview HELLO! looks at what the Cambridges could get up to when they're not otherwise engaged in their royal duties or homeschooling… Nature walks William and Kate have previously spoken about their family's love of being outside. Back in February 2020, the Duchess appeared on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast and when host Giovanna Fletcher prompted the Duchess to complete the sentence, "I'm happy when…," Kate replied: "I'm with my family outside in the countryside and we're all filthy dirty." MORE: 5 ways Kate Middleton has adopted the Queen's mothering style MORE: How Prince William and Kate Middleton are homeschooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte during lockdown William and Kate, pictured in Ireland in 2020, love being outside with their children In the ITV documentary Prince William: A Planet For Us All, the Duke also said of his eldest son George: "Seeing my children, seeing the passion in their eyes and the love for being outdoors… They find a bug or they love watching how bees are forming the honey. "George, particularly, if he's not outdoors he's quite like a caged animal. He needs to get outside." William also revealed that the children had helped with lambing on a farm during February half-term last year. Baking The Duchess has previously shared her love of making her children's birthday cakes with Mary Berry, telling the TV cook: "I love making the cake. It's become a bit of a tradition that I stay up 'til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it." Kate, who has just celebrated her 39th birthday, has Prince Louis' third and Princess Charlotte's fourth birthdays to look forward to this spring, while William and George will celebrate their special days in the summer. MORE: 6 surprising ways Kate Middleton and Prince William broke wedding tradition The Cambridges baked cupcakes for care home residents During the first national lockdown last April, the Cambridges and their children also made pasta meals and delivered them to elderly residents living on the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. And in autumn half-term last year, Kate and their children even baked cupcakes to send to one of the Royal British Legion's care homes in Norfolk to support the Poppy Appeal. Keeping active Anmer Hall reportedly has its own tennis courts and swimming pool, and no doubt Kate has been practising her serve. The Duchess, who has attended Wimbledon almost every year since joining the royal family, was reportedly receiving lessons at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham before the first national lockdown. And Prince George seems to have inherited his mother's love of the sport and has even played tennis with his favourite player Roger Federer in the past! MORE: Kate Middleton's sweet reason for carrying her bag in her left hand Sporty Kate loves tennis, swimming and sailing The Cambridges are all said to be confident in the water, with William revealing to channel swimmer Eileen Fenton in 2019 that the royals were a "family of swimmers". Eileen added: "He said that he and his wife make sure the children can swim and they all go and they swim quite well. I can remember seeing when the Queen was young and her sister Princess Margaret - we used to see them swimming in pictures. He said the whole family have done it." During February half-term in 2019, Kate was even spotted swimming with George and Charlotte at a luxury hotel complex in Norfolk and even organised races for the young royals during their visit. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised their sister-in-law with this thoughtful present.