17 January 2022,   10:41
Kate and Prince William carry out surprise virtual school visit amid the coronavirus crisis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praised NHS staff and other key workers for doing an “amazing job” as they met some of their children during a virtual visit to a school in Burnley, Lancashire.

William and Kate carried out their first royal tour via video link, chatting to pupils and teachers from the school to learn how they are coping during the coronavirus outbreak.

With Easter only days away, some of the children wore bunny ears for the visit, the duchess was given a virtual posey and William was left stumped by an inquisitive youngster’s question.

The couple virtually visited Casterton Primary Academy, close to Burnley General Hospital, which has remained open to teach children of key workers and other vulnerable youngsters.