Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Taking a Break Right Now — Here’s Why

Even working royals deserve a break sometimes. In fact, they probably need it more than the rest of us.

Prince William and Kate Middleton certainly haven’t been shirking responsibilities in recent months. It can be exhausting trying to keep up with these two — from official appearances to spearheading charities and other do-gooder causes, their schedule is enough to make the most energetic person very tired.

But there’s good news for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After months of nonstop events and appearances, this family of five will be taking a significant break for the remainder of July and August before coming back strong in September.

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked more in love than ever at Wimbledon

Most recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton shocked fans by making a surprise appearance at the men’s finals at Wimbledon. Royal commentators were delighted to see that these two looked especially joyful and in love, with coordinating outfits and matching smiles on their faces.

Wimbledon
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This all flies in the face of recent rumors of infidelity. If anything is going to kill the rumors that Prince William cheated on his wife with her former friend Rose Hanbury, it’s their body language and demeanor in recent weeks.

Rumor has it that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have a ‘staycation’

Prince William and Kate Middleton can certainly afford to take their entire family on a tropical getaway for their summer vacation if they want to. In the past, they’ve jetted off to Greece and the Caribbean, to name a few.

But according to reports, they’ll be enjoying their break closer to home and relaxing at Kensington Palace instead. They might also head to their country home Amner Hall in Norfolk (though don’t expect them to host any dinners with Rose Hanbury).

You’ll see less of the royal couple this summer

With summer in full swing, these two hard-working royals have scheduled well-deserved downtime that they plan to enjoy to the fullest along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. However, they are expected to make an appearance at the inaugural King’s Cup sailing regatta in early August. They might also host private events at home during their extended break.

The couple is gearing up for a whirlwind fall season including a highly anticipated and historically significant royal visit to Pakistan. The British royal family hasn’t visited this South Asian country for 13 years.

The Cambridge children are already enjoying the summer

Prince George and Princess Charlotte | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Unlike their busy parents, the royal kids have already been indulging in a bit of summer fun this year. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were photographed having a blast at the Englefield Summer Fete, where one bystander told People, “They were having such fun going from stall to stall, playing on all the games. George did pretty well at the ‘crockery smash’ stall. He looked very pleased with himself.”

The onlooker continued, “They were so cute, and Charlotte particularly was very friendly, politely saying hello to other children. George was running around, exactly like all the other children.”

The Cambridge kids will likely be even more excited once their parents are home to enjoy all these fun and games together as a family!