Prince William and Kate Middleton isolate at the 'spacious' Anmer Hall with family

Marni Dixit and Lauren Clark
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Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken their family to the 'spacious' Anmer Hall to self-isolate. Photo: Getty

While Prince William and Kate Middleton normally reside at Kensington Palace with their three children: Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one, the family has been self-isolating in Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Speaking to The Sun, a source revealed the young princes and princess are enjoying their temporary home.

"George, Charlotte and Louis are now relishing their freedom in the spacious gardens of Anmer Hall.

"Climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings are a big part of the Cambridge outdoors activity scene, and Kate will do pond dipping and note-taking to log what they have spotted.

“Birdwatching with binoculars is another favourite of the kids."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are enjoying their 'new freedom' of the gardens at Anmer Hall. Photo: Getty Images

The children are also very lucky to have a private swimming pool and tennis court to keep themselves occupied.

The insider added, "Once their school work from Thomas’ Battersea has been dealt with satisfactorily, both George and Charlotte enjoy tennis lessons on their green court.

“Much shouting and scurrying is seen. Kate plays almost daily with the children and they like their practise sessions with her.

“Louis is even getting the hang of football, and is quite proficient with his footy mad dad William.”

In an Instagram post, William and Kate announced they're launching a $10 million mental health initiative to support people in isolation due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The couple told their 11.4m followers about how they have been working with organisations assisting the nation during the pandemic - and also gave fans an insight into their impressive working from home set-ups.

They shared two images of the couple speaking on the phone at their respective desks at their London home, Kensington Palace.

The behind-the-scenes photo were captioned, “Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time.

“Last week the Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be.

“Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; visit the link in our bio to find out more.

“Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: ‘It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being.

“‘By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.

“‘The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.’”

Their followers were thrilled to hear that William and Kate were launching the initiative with one person writing, "Thank you for continuing to champion mental health especially during this very difficult time!”

The new initiative - unveiled by Nadine Dorries, the mental health minister - provides advice on how family and friends can stay in touch with loved ones via video calls and social media, as well as how people can build a regular exercise routine and sleep pattern.

She also revealed that there would be an additional $10m funding given to help mental health charities expand their services.

The politician, who recently returned to work after being diagnosed with coronavirus, said: “When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared. For those who already suffer with anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges.

“It's imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives. I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value."

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