At the garden centre, Kate met the owners and staff and heard about the measures that they have had to take to enable the business to safely reopen. The family business was closed for seven weeks before reopening on in May.
With the coronavirus pandemic changing the way everyone works, the royal mum of three has been conducting most of her duties via video calls. Earlier this month, Kate led a virtual lesson for the Oak National Academy — an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers — focused on mental well-being and simple acts of kindness during the difficult time of lockdown.
"Today, I wanted to talk to you about the importance of being kind and looking after one other," Kate said. "We all have our ups and downs especially when things change in our lives as they have in so many ways recently."
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