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Kate shares photo of her private home office – showing off impressive collection

The Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family are working from home as they join the UK's fight to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In line with government social distancing guidelines, Kate and William are holding meetings with the charities and organisations they work with over the phone rather than in person.

They both shared photos of their at-home set up, showing them on the phone while sitting at their desks.

Kate is sitting at a large wooden desk with a number of files and trays of papers.

She has a line of Penguin's Clothbook Classics, novels released in hardback with beautifully illustrated covers.

Her collection includes Jane Austin's Manfield Park and Northanger Abbey and George Elliott's Middlemarch.

Buying all the books separately would set you back £450, but they're currently on offer for £330 for all 30.

Kate's wooden chair has a creamed stripped cushion.

In the background there is a white sofa, and what looks like a children's armchair which may belong to George, Charlotte and Louis.

William also shared a snap of his home set up, which appears to be in a different room, with a traditional wooden desk in front of a large fireplace.

He has a set of modern office drawers with a key next to the desk, on which William has placed a printer and an iPad in a stand.

There is a beautiful lamp on the desk, which is also covered in papers.

Sharing the photos on Twitter, the couple wrote: ""The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone.

"We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.

"It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental wellbeing. 

"By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead."

The Cambridges shared the photos as they backed a new Public Health England (PHE) initiative, which will give guidance on how to look after your wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tips include establishing a healthy sleep pattern, starting a new hobby and staying in touch with loved ones using video calls and social media.

The guidance, which is published on PHE's Every Mind Matters page, was developed with the input of mental health charities and clinically assured by the NHS.

It also has points on how to help children manage stress.

There is also support for those who are already living with a serious mental health problem, such as how to access help from mental health professionals.

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