Royal Corner

The Royal Family Celebrate Volunteers

Buckingham Palace share adorable new photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte to celebrate Volunteers' Week 2020.


JUNE 6th, 2020

Prince William holds an umbrella over his children, Prince George & Princess Charlotte as they deliver food packages to local residents - © HRH The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace

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new photograph showing the Duke of Cambridge alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte has been released by Buckingham Palace. The photo, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, was released in celebration of Volunteers’ Week, and showed the Cambridge children helping their parents deliver food packages to elderly residents close to the Sandringham Estate.

The photograph, showing the backs of William, George and Charlotte as they deliver food packages to a Sandringham resident’s home, may seem familiar to some, as it is part of an unseen collection of images taken by the Duchess to celebrate the 5th birthday of Princess Charlotte.

The photos were taken by his mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, at the family's country home in Norfolk - © Daily Mail


Alongside the adorable photo was an accompanying statement by the Queen.

“As Volunteers’ Week draws to a close, it is inspiring to reflect on the many thousands of people, who through their acts of generosity and kindness, have achieved so much for the greater good.” She said.

Her Majesty also commented on the work of her own family, saying she was “following with interest how many men and women around the world, including my own family, have been helping and recognising the vital role of the volunteer”.



The statement comes after it emerged her grandson, Prince William, had become a Crisis Helpline Volunteer for the Mental Health App Shout 85258. In a video celebrating the end of Volunteers’ Week, Kensington Palace posted a video of the royal couple speaking with differing volunteering charities around the UK.

William’s revelation follows on from somewhat of a popularity surge for the Royal Family as they try to lift the public spirit during the coronavirus pandemic. The Countess of Wessex has seen the biggest influx of interest after volunteering with food banks to make lunches of NHS staff. She is also set to feature in a The Sunday Times Magazine this week.

The Countess of Wessex preparing meals for NHS Workers - © Getty Images


In the coming weeks the public will see more of the Royals, including the Queen – who is currently self-isolating in Windsor. The annual Trooping the Colour parade is set to happen next week (Saturday 13th), though has been described as a ‘mini’ version. Taking place in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle, the 94-year-old Monarch will take the salute and could most likely be joined by her husband Prince Philip. The retired Duke celebrates his 99th birthday next week – though celebrations for the event are being described as “quiet and low-key”.

It is also believed that Royal Aides are actively looking at a way to ensure the younger royals can return to public duties again. As the UK leaves the lockdown, plans are being discussed on how members of the Royal Family can actively and safely conduct engagements amongst the public, ensuring that government guidelines on social distancing are being adhered to.



Here’s hoping fans can get their wish and see their favourite royals back in action soon, though I’m sure many have enjoyed the Zoom calls!

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