The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep taking ‘traditional’ holidays going forward and royal expert Katie Nicholl says there is an important reason for the decision
Kate Middleton ‘coped well with pressure’ says royal expert
The couple will have time at home as they prepare for their future roles as King and Queen, it has been claimed.
They will have “traditional” stays at their Norfolk family residence Amner Hall and around the country, instead of heading abroad in the years ahead.
This will see them avoid overseas trips with their three children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, OK! Magazine reports.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl says the approach to family holidays will be filled with fun outdoor activities.
She told the publication: “Summer holidays at Anmer are the perfect way for Kate and William to decompress.
“If there are royal engagements for them, they’ll be few and far between.
“While in the past we’ve seen the couple enjoy more lavish holidays skiing or visiting sunnier climates, they’ve been adopting a more traditional royal approach and spending their time at royal residences in the UK instead.
“This could obviously be the result of Covid travel restrictions but I also believe that Kate and William are transforming into the future King and Queen and therefore are adopting more traditional practices.”
She went on: “Both Kate and William were raised to love the outdoors. William spent many summers at Balmoral with the Queen and the family and embraced nature.
“Similarly, Kate spent her childhood playing outdoors so they have both wanted to raise their children a similar way.
“The children love making sandcastles on the beaches and Kate enjoys packing a picnic for them to eat. Sometimes they’ll stay within the grounds of Anmer and Kate will pitch a tent for the children in the garden.
“She’ll pack sandwiches for their lunch and sometimes they’ll light a campfire and toast marshmallows together in the evening.”
It has already been said that Prince Charles is in a “very uncomfortable” and “frustrating” position of waiting to be king.
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He is feeling he has been ready to take on the position for around 20 years, a relationship expert said.
With the Queen still going strong at 95, Charles is having to bide his time and is set to inherit the throne into his old age.
Neil Wilkie told The Express: “Prince Charles has been in the very uncomfortable position for many years as the king-in-waiting, waiting for his mother to die.
“It may not happen for quite a few years to come and if he does become king then he’s not going to have a very long shot before he passes on and it goes to William.”