Prince William: Kids 'attacking the kitchen' during lockdown


19th June, 2020 07:34:52 printer

Prince William: Kids 'attacking the kitchen' during lockdown

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited two independent businesses in Norfolk, near the Queen's Sandringham Estate in England, to hear how they have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown.

Prince William went to Smiths the Bakers, which reopened its 50-year-old shop in King's Lynn on Monday after being shut for 11 weeks.

Staff told him how the restrictions had impacted the family firm, with 80% of its wholesale customers having to close operations.

The duke also told staff that he had "done a little bit of baking" during the lockdown.

"The children have been attacking the kitchen and it's just been an explosion of flour and chocolate everywhere," he said. "Catherine's been doing quite a bit of baking."

Catherine visited Fakenham Garden Centre, which had to close for seven weeks during the lockdown. She heard about the social distancing measures the centre had implemented to make sure shoppers stayed safe.