Lady Amelia Windsor has revealed she has been living in Cambridge since 23 March, despite backlash over Londoners escaping to visit their second homes.
The royal, 24, who is 39th in line to the throne, abandoned her north London home and is believed to have travelled to her parent’s home in Cambridgeshire amid the coronavirus lockdown.
She has now shared a snap of the city dated 23 March, a week after the government advised against all non-essential travel and fears mounted that capital dwellers could be spreading the disease across the country.
Lady Amelia has also revealed she has invested in a multi-coloured tie dye face mask while in lockdown, and encouraged her fans to ‘support small businesses’ during the pandemic.
Lady Amelia Windsor, 23, revealed on Instagram that she has been living in Cambridge for almost a month, after defying government advice to avoid ‘non-essential travel’ in March and leaving London
Posting on her Instagram stories, she wrote that it was an ‘opportunity to support small businesses who are also donating to key workers.’
She went on to tag the brand Florence Bridge in her post, writing: ‘Beautiful face masks, with 50 per cent going to @fuelourfrontline.’
The royal, who graduated with a degree in Italian and French from the University of Edinburgh last year, is the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent.
Lady Amelia is regularly snapped out and about in her local neighbourhood of Notting Hill, where she enjoys a vast-array of hobbies including pottery and ballet classes.
Lady Amelia has now revealed she has been in Cambridge for almost a month, posting a snap from 23 March on her Instagram stories
The royal, who is 39th in line to the throne, also shared a snap of her own colorful tie-dye face mask online
She has a blossoming following of 81,000 followers on Instagram, where she regularly posts snaps from glamorous fashion events, as well as her adventures exploring trendy parts of London.
But her parents, the Earl and Countess of St Andrews, are believed to live in Cambridgeshire.
Lady Amelia joins a whole host of aristocrats, heiresses and society models who were rushed to leave and avoid busy cities like London by staying at their gorgeous countryside homes
Others who left the city included the likes of Hum Fleming, Princess Eugenie’s friend and relative of James Bond creator Ian Fleming and Kate Moss’ little sister Lottie.
Lady Amelia abandoned her home in London and travelled to Cambidge to enjoy isolation with her parents
Since March 27, Lady Amelia has been showing off her new life in Cambridge in an array of photographs online, including walks through fields and lunches in a lush, large garden.
The government advised over a month ago that British residents should avoid all ‘non-essential’ travel.
And there has been heavy backlash online against Londoners who had travelled out of their own city in order to stay elsewhere during the lockdown.
Meanwhile the advice was updated on 23 March to specifically tell people not to visit second homes, holiday homes, campsites or caravan parks for self-isolation or for a holiday because doing so would place unnecessary strain on rural communities.
The royal, who is 39th in line to the throne, has been sharing a selection of photographs showcasing an idyllic countryside life on her Instagram
In one snap shared to her Instagram account, the royal can be seen posing in a field full of bloom flowers
It led to a number of signs going up around the countryside telling people from the city to ‘stay away’ to prevent the spread of the disease.
Cross-government UK travel advice issued on March 23 told people not to visit holiday homes or campsites and urged everyone not to travel ‘unless it is essential’ in order to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
The advice warns of the potential impact second home owners or holiday home owners could have on vital rural services if they leave their primary residence and head for the countryside.
It states: ‘This guidance is for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Lady Amelia shared another snap earlier this week as she enjoyed some ‘rainbow chard’ from a kitchen unlike her usual London home
‘Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.
‘People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.’
The government has already advised against ‘all but essential international travel’ as countries around the world respond to the crisis.