Everything Kate Middleton and Prince William Shared About Their Family, Kids in Ireland

Being a royal isn’t all glamorous parties and foreign dinners. Sometimes, they’re required to make exhausting trips away from their children. When Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge were asked to travel to Ireland, they must have been missing their kids a lot because they used it as an excuse to reveal some really interesting information about their family.  

Prince William and Kate Middleton traveled to Ireland 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently completed a three-day trip to Ireland at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit, which took place from March 3 to March 5, took the couple to Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare, and Galway.

According to the official royal announcement, the purpose of the trip was to “highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.” They were also there to “focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.”

Unfortunately, the visit did put Prince William and Kate out of the country right in the middle of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s homecoming. The Sussexes were in the United Kingdom to finish their remaining royal duties before they start their transition into common-life on April 1.

However, the two couples were able to meet up after the Cambridges return, on March 9 at Westminster Abbey, where they joined the queen for the annual service. 

Prince William has a secret talent

Prince William and Kate’s visit to Ireland revealed a lot of interesting information about their family. The couple — who share three children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1 — spent the third day of their trip in Galway with the Gaelic Athletic Association Club, which promotes traditional Gaelic sporting games. While royals have visited the area before, this is the first time they’ve ever met up with the GAA, and the significance of their visit was not overlooked by officials. 

“It’s hugely emotional for us,” said Secretary of the GAA club Conor McGauran, as reported by International Business Times. He recognized meaning behind the royal visit, which McGauren believes symbolized the royal’s desire to “connect even further with the community of Ireland, not just parts of Ireland or the hierarchy.”

While there, the royals took part in training and even showed off their athletic ability. Kate wowed the crowd with her hurling skills and Prince William revealed his secret talent for juggling. The duke had no problem handling three balls in the air but struggled when he tried to add a fourth.

Regardless, he impressed Galway’s Community Circus juggler Tony Mahon. “He really exceeded my expectations,” Mahon told Hello Magazine

The royal children are learning impressive skills

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

In addition to juggling, the royals revealed another secret talent in their family when Kate made a comment to the tightrope walkers. After watching a demonstration, the duchess said: “Charlotte is really into gymnastics, she’s doing cartwheels, handstands, everything. It’s so good for their basic skills of balance and coordination.”

Later, Kate told a woman in the crowd that Princess Charlotte also really likes to dance. It seems the young princess has developed a love for intense body-movement. But she isn’t the only child in the family learning new talents. 

As part of their visit, Prince William and Kate were treated to a musical performance by the band NOOV. After listening to them play, Kate took a moment to speak with the group.

“It has been so interesting hearing all the storytelling over the last couple of days,” she said. “I wish we could have brought George and Charlotte along, they would have loved it. And George is starting to learn the guitar.”

The news that we could have a future rock star for a king was unknown until now. However, the children have been attending Thomas’s Battersea school in West London, which offers a large number of extra-curricular activities, so we shouldn’t be surprised that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte are developing impressive skill sets. 

What’s also impressive is that we were able to learn so much about the royal family during the short three-day trip.