The Real Meaning Behind Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Video Chat Username, ‘DOC’

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ICYMI: Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t letting the current pandemic stop them from conducting their royal duties. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found a new way to show their support for healthcare workers while sticking to the social distancing order in place: Zoom. And their username on the video messaging platform holds a royal meaning. 

On Wednesday, the couple conducted a video chat with the children of medical professionals who are helping battle COVID-19. The duo made a call to Casterton Primary Academy, a school in northern England where the kids of essential workers are being cared for during these difficult times. During their chat, they met with students attending the academy (who showed off their Easter-themed projects and drawings of their loved ones), as well as the staff, whom they thanked for their hard work and dedication to the children.

“Well done, honestly, to you and everyone who’s in during this time,” Middleton said in the video. “It must be such a relief for all the parents who are key workers to know that the normality is there for their children—they’ve got the structure and they’ve got a safe place for them to be, so really really well done to all of you.”

According to Town & Country (who did some serious online sleuthing), the royal couple chose a three-letter username for their videochat account: DOC. And it didn’t take long to figure out that the abbreviation stands for (you guessed it) the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Genius. 

First Kate’s Zoom style, now this clever acronym. We’re seriously impressed.