CLOSE The 93-year-old queen acknowledged the daunting challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis but offered hope. WochitPrince William and Duchess Kate are lifting spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic with video calls to students.In a video posted to the Kensington Palace Instagram Wednesday, the British royals are seen speaking to students and staff at the Casterton Primary Academy in Burnley, England, to “thank them for their hard work and dedication – and to wish the children a very Happy Easter.”Typically the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have in-person public engagements, but due to the pandemic, they’re taking things virtual. In the video, they first chat with two young boys who wore bunny ears in celebration of the upcoming Easter holiday.”That’s a strong look,” William said after Kate laughed, “We should’ve had our bunny ears on.”The students showed them pictures they drew of their mothers, who both work in the healthcare field. “I’m really proud of her,” one boy says of his mother who works for the U.K.’s National Health Service.Kate agreed, “You should be really proud of her. They do an amazing job the NHS workers.”The other boy told them he was “happy” to be in school while his mother has to work. In a following clip, two girls also

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