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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been staying in Anmer Hall in Norfolk during the UK’s third coronavirus lockdown. But as the Cambridge’s carry on with royal work during lockdown, the Queen has appeared to give them access to a spare room in the next door Sandringham mansion.

Kate showed off the spare room in a video call with nurses as part of the Nursing Now campaign, which she has been a patron of since 2018.

Five nurses from the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust appeared in the call with the Duchess and spoke about their experiences working during coronavirus.

She sat in a plush couch with a sweet framed photo of Prince Louis in the background as she praised the healthcare workers.

A palace source told the Daily Mirror the Cambridge’s have been allowed to work from the spare room to held the couple juggle looking after the kids and working from home.

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Speaking to frontline workers, Kate hailed their efforts and praised critical care nurse Vasu Lingappa for going the “extra mile”.

Mr Lingappa sang a Bon Jovi song to a man in hospital with coronavirus, after his wife requested the nurse sing to him as she could not be there with him.

Kate praised the nurse for his efforts, and said: “We hear time and time again about the amazing things nurses up and down the country are doing – going that extra mile.

“It’s the things that are not part of the training and the things that you’re taught, but the things that come from your heart.

“I think that’s what matters so much now: these acts of kindness to the patients you’re looking after. Family members aren’t able to be there, but you’re going that extra mile and being there.”

Caroline Rudd and Judith Smith also told Kate how they have come out of retirement to help fight the pandemic.

The pair began training as nurses in 1978, and joined the NHS again to assist in rolling out vaccines in care homes.

Ms Rudd said to the Duchess: “I’m supposed to be retired, I left nursing three years ago after 40 years with the NHS, but when the pandemic came along I felt the need to come back and I’m currently working as part of a vaccinations team out in the community.”

Sandringham House is currently empty as the Queen and Prince Philip are spending lockdown in Windsor Castle.

The monarch and her husband decided to stay in London over Christmas, and axed plans to visit the estate for the first time in 32 years.

Katie Nicholl, royal expert, said to Vanity Fair the queen is keen to resume royal duties, and added: “There’s a keenness for Her Majesty to get back to doing what she does best, being visible.

“Her belief has always been ‘You have to be seen to be believed’ and that is still very much Her Majesty’s view.

“She has had to reign from a screen for much of last year, we are all hoping this year will be different.”

Last year, William joked about the stresses of having Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Louis out of school.

In a podcast, he said: “I’ve found it pretty testing, not going to lie, trying to keep the children engaged in some kind of work, it’s been an interesting few months.

“I’ve learned through homeschooling that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was, that’s probably been the biggest eye opener for me, and that my wife has super patience.

“Basically, we’re a good team tag session, I come in with the children and try and get them to do something and Catherine comes in when frankly everything has gone wrong.”

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