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Prince & Princess of WalesQueen Elizabeth II

The Queen grants permission for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge to use Sandringham House as an office during lockdown

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The Queen has granted permission for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to use Sandringham House as a temporary office while the UK endures a third national lockdown.

Their Royal Highnesses are now permitted to use Her Majesty’s Norfolk residence as a place where they can conduct official business for the duration of the lockdown.

William and Catherine are currently living in Anmer Hall alongside their three children – a short distance from Sandringham.

The Duchess conducted a video call from Sandringham this week in which she praised nurses for “going that extra mile” during the ongoing public health crisis.

In her call, Catherine spoke with five of the 2,428 nurses from the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, part of the NHS, to hear how they have coped over the past ten months.

Kensington Palace released a short video clip of Kate’s call on Friday, writing, “Nurses up and down the country are going that extra mile, at a time when patients need it the most.

“These acts of courage, strength, and kindness matter so much right now & we owe you a huge thank you for all that you have done & continue to do throughout these difficult times.”