After successfully making it through their first month at a brand new school, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are enjoying a two-week vacation.
Prince William, Princess Kate, and their three children recently relocated from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage, a four-bedroom home located in Windsor’s Home Park, the private 5,000 acres of land surrounding Windsor Castle. Because of the move, their kids also recently started classes at a brand new school nearby, Lambrook, which happened to fall on the same day Queen Elizabeth died. But while it’s been a tumultuous couple months for the royals, George, Charlotte, and Louis are now getting two weeks to decompress at home as Lambrook students are off for the semester’s half term. The prince and princess are also taking a break from their many public speaking engagements and royal duties in order to be able to spend time at home with their children, as they’ve always done in the past.
A source close to the family previously told People that this has been a very stressful time for the whole royal family, especially Princess Kate. “Things were very tense that week; it was not exactly the settling-in period they had hoped for,” the insider explained, so perhaps this two-week vacation will finally allow them the opportunity to do just that. The couple are also focused on providing their children with a sense of stability in their new home while so much change is taking place in their lives as this is also the first time that they’ve lived separately from their nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo. But a friend told the outlet that, “They love that the kids can go out on their bikes and cycle around the estate, and they are all really excited to meet everyone. It’s a real little community.”
The Prince and Princess of Wales have both previously spoken about a few of George, Charlotte, and Louis’s favorite activities, which include baking, cooking, and all kinds of arts and crafts. Kate told the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast in an interview from February 2020, that she’s happiest when “I’m with my family outside in the countryside and we’re all filthy dirty.” She added, “Someone did ask me the other day, ‘What would you want your children to remember about their childhood?’ And I thought that was a really good question, because actually if you really think about that, is it that I’m sitting down trying to do their maths and spelling homework over the weekend? Or is it the fact that we’ve gone out and lit a bonfire and sat around trying to cook sausages that hasn’t worked because it’s too wet?”
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