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Kate Middleton and Prince William Were Spotted on a “Staycation” in the Isles of Scilly – Cosmopolitan.com

  • The Cambridges are enjoying an idyllic-sounding staycation in the Isles of Scilly.
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen riding bikes and chilling with fellow vacationers.

    You know how you haven’t left your house in months and all your summer plans have been canceled? Yeah, well, the good news is you can live vicariously through Prince William and Kate Middleton, who have reportedly taken their family on a quick “staycation” in the Isles of Scilly (off the coast of Cornwall).

    William and Kate were seen “enjoying the weather” and stopping to say hi to locals as they went on a bike ride in the holiday spot, where William vacationed as a child with Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

    “William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh,” a fellow vacationer told The Mirror. “They looked so happy enjoying the weather. I did do a double take. They were really friendly and said hello.”

    Meanwhile, a source said, “They decided on a quick getaway before the children return to school. They were keen to support our travel industry.”

    Apparently, Kate and William decided against leaving the country for their summer vacation due to coronavirus concerns as well as the need to quarantine post-trip getting in the way of their return to work.

    Hope they have fun in Scilly! I’ll just be here!

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    Kate Middleton warned Prince Harry to move with caution while dating Meghan Markle – Geo News

    Kate Middleton warned Prince Harry to move with caution while dating Meghan Markle

    There was a time when Kate Middleton confronted Prince Harry about the concerns pertaining to Meghan Markle back when they were dating, claims new book Royals at War: The Untold Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split with the House of Windsor.

    Penned by investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, the book claims Harry’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, tried to convince him to move with caution when it came to courting Meghan.

    “[Kate] gently reminded him that he was dating someone with a completely different life, past, and career and it would take time, care and attention for them to integrate,” the authors write, reported the Daily Mail.

    Kate’s husband and Harry’s brother reportedly voiced the same concerns, when he asked him, “Is she the right one?” shortly after being introduced to the former actress.

    According to the book, Harry’s family had good intent and asked these questions out of genuine concerns.

    “The rifts that eventually opened up in the Royal family after Meghan arrived could have been avoided if Harry was able to empathize and take his brother’s concerns in the spirit they were intended,” the authors write, according to the outlet.

    The writers also state that Harry felt drawn to Meghan because of her “confidence, commitment, drive and ambition” upon meeting because he “subconsciously was seeking a figure to replace the mother so cruelly torn from him at a vulnerable age.”

    This, is the reason Harry goes out of the way to protect Meghan, because he feels like he couldn’t do the same for his mother, Princess Diana.

    “It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife. He is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any,” a royal aide told the authors.

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    Kate Middleton Shares New Family Photos With Kids and Prince Charles Ahead of Prince William’s Birthday – Entertainment Tonight

    Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s kids are growing up so fast! Ahead of the Duke of Cambridge’s 38th birthday on Sunday, the couple shared an adorable new family photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month. She later posted even more on Sunday in honor of Father’s Day. In one pic, posted on the royal family’s social media, Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 5, are all smiles as they stand on a swing while William is sitting down and holding Prince Louis, 2, in his lap.

    Another photo of the four family members shows William laying on the grass with his three kids on top of him.

    The family also shared a precious photo of William and his father, Prince Charles, which was taken in December 2019 by Middleton, in honor of Father’s Day on Sunday. In the image, the royal father and son grin playfully at the camera while hugging one another. William and Charles are currently quarantined in separate countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Charles was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March, but only experienced “mild symptoms” and has since recovered. 

    The latest family photos come weeks after the royal couple also shared a snap of their two eldest kids volunteering to commemorate Volunteers Week, which was celebrated June 1 to June 7 in the U.K.

    The photo, also taken by Kate, shows George and Charlotte walking with William as he holds an umbrella.

    On Friday during a public appearance, William was presented with a birthday cake by shop owner Paul Brandon during a visit to Smiths the Bakers in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

    That same day, Kate also made her first public appearance since entering quarantine due to the coronavirus. The mother-of-three visited Fakenham Garden Centre, an independent, family-run business in Norfolk, England.

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is presented with a birthday cake

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    Meanwhile, as the Cambridges prepare to celebrate William’s birthday, ET learned last month that he and Prince Harry are “back in touch.”

    The restrengthening of their brotherly bond came following a hectic few months which saw their father, Prince Charles, battle the coronavirus, Harry move to North America with his family while stepping down from royal duties, and reported conflict between Meghan Markle and Kate.

    “There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET. “They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch.”

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    Kate Middleton shares new family photos in celebration of Prince William’s birthday, Father’s Day – Fox News

    Kate Middleton is celebrating Prince William‘s birthday.

    On Sunday, William, now 38, celebrated his birthday on Sunday, and on Saturday, the Duchess, 38, marked the occasion with a family photo.

    In a photo taken by Middleton and shared on the couple’s official Instagram account, William can be seen sitting on a swing with the three children he shares with Middleton: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 1.

    KATE MIDDLETON SHARES PHOTO OF PRINCE GEORGE AND PRINCESS CHARLOTTE VOLUNTEERING WITH PRINCE WILLIAM

    William and the kiddos are all smiles in the pic.

    “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new picture of The Duke with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ahead of The Duke’s birthday tomorrow,” read the post’s caption. “The picture was taken earlier this month by The Duchess.”

    The family thanked their followers for William’s birthday wishes by sharing two more photos, this time, featuring William wrestling with his little ones in the grass.

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    “Thank you everyone for your very kind wishes on The Duke of Cambridge’s birthday today,” the caption read.

    It is unclear if the Duchess took those photos as well, but the crew is wearing the same outfits from her original photos.

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    In celebration of Father’s Day, a second photo of the Duke was shared by Middleton on Sunday, this one featuring Prince Charles.

    In the pic, William wraps his arm around his old man while Charles, 71, rests his head on his son’s shoulder. Again, both are beaming.

    The post also contains a throwback photo of a young Middleton with her father, Michael.

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    “Happy Father’s Day!” read the post. “1. The Duke of Cambridge with The Prince of Wales at Sandringham in December 2019 2. Michael Middleton with his daughter Catherine First photo taken by The Duchess of Cambridge.”

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    How Kate Middleton Is Really Managing to Keep Calm Following Prince Harry’s Big Exit – E! Online

    How Kate Middleton’s Keeping Calm After Harry & Meghan’s Exit

    No need to call in the cavalry: Kate Middleton doesn’t feel trapped. 

    Nor is she “furious about the larger workload” she’s had to take on as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settled into a quieter life in Los Angeles’ toniest of enclaves or kvetching about the obligations expected of her. And while the Duchess of Cambridge may very well be exhausted, she is a mother of three, so it’d be quite remarkable if she felt particularly well-rested. 

    Much like all parents during this current coronavirus pandemic, she and husband Prince William are muddling through it, juggling work and newfound homeschooling obligations with seemingly endless rounds of fort-building and cookie-baking. “I’m sure you’re experiencing the same yourselves with your families and things,” she allowed to the hosts during a May appearance on ITV’s This Morning. “It’s unprecedented times, really, but we’re fine, thank you for asking.”

    Which is good, because never has it felt more crucial for Kate to maintain the royal family’s trademark stiff upper lip. 

    All eyes have been on her and William since little brother Harry’s January bombshell that he was opting out of a life of walkabouts and heavily scheduled press trips. And with half of their generation’s full-time royals giving notice, it only seems logical that would shake out to an increase workload for England’s presumed future king and queen.

    But despite Tatler‘s detailed anecdotes—a piece the palace made the rare move of denouncing—sources close to the St. Andrew’s-educated duchess insist her beloved Lover’s Knot tiara isn’t weighing all that heavy on her head. 

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    More than happy to log extra appearances gripping and grinning in her hosiery and L.K. Bennett pumps, “It’s the suggestion that she resents her duty and hard work which has upset her,” an insider told Vanity Fair of the Tatler piece. “She takes her role very seriously and has been working harder than ever. The idea she feels trapped and exhausted simply isn’t the case.”

    Particularly when the 38-year-old has just found her stride. 

    Having worked on the particulars for awhile now, 2020 was to be the year Kate went public in a big way, the mother to Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, agreeing to whatever bookings would help spread the word about her groundbreaking “5 Big Questions on the Under Fives” survey, meant to help further direct her efforts in providing assistance to young children, their parents and caregivers.

    Should that mean sitting down for her very first podcast with Happy Mum, Happy Baby‘s host Giovanna Fletcher, she’s ready with relatable anecdotes about the mom guilt struggle. “Yes, absolutely—and anyone who doesn’t as a mother is actually lying!” she said when asked if she’s experienced that familiar pang. “Yep—all the time. You know, even this morning, coming to the nursery visit here, George and Charlotte were like, ‘Mummy, how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?'”

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    A January visit to a Welsh daycare center, meanwhile, saw the duchess getting candid about how tough it was for her after George’s arrival as a new mom, separated from friends and family on an island off the country’s north-west shore. 

    “I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey,” she recalled while visiting the Cardiff spot. “It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around. William was still working with search and rescue doing night shifts. If only I’d had a center like this.”

    Prior to this year, the duchess has done scant few interviews, so to suddenly see her switch course and speak rather openly about her feelings is shocking to be sure. But it’s all part of her mission to help other parents, a role she’s deftly carved out for herself in the near decade she’s spent as part of the monarchy.

    “As a parent, I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children,” she said at the daycare center. “I want to hear the key issues affecting families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. My ambition is to provide lasting change for generations to come.”

    So if that requires her to truss out tales from homeschooling on television as Londoners watch from their breakfast table, so be it. 

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    “George gets very upset because he wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects,” she shared during her appearance on This Morning, “making sort of spider sandwiches is far cooler than literacy work.”

    And running mum and dad ragged is the most fun of all. 

    “The children have got such stamina, I don’t know how,” Kate exclaimed during an April BBC interview. “Honestly, you get to the end of the day and you write down the list of all the things that you’ve done in that day. So, you pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake. You get to the end of the day—they have had a lovely time—but it is amazing how much you can cram into one day that’s for sure.”

    All the more impressive when you consider that between batches of cookies and make believe campouts, the patron of some 20 organizations has found the time to tend to her pet causes of mental health awareness and child development. 

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    Even a pandemic that moved their headquarters 112 miles north to their 10-bedroom Norfolk spread and their whole operation online didn’t do much to slow her down. She and William have gamely video conferenced in to schools and hospitals to offer a cheery hello and a few words of encouragement to doctors, midwives and new parents. 

    And while it’s certainly the royal way to never complain, never explain, she didn’t seem all that put out while serving as bingo callers for the residents of Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home, cheekily announcing numbers such as “six and two—tickety boo.” 

    Eager to move forward with the project she’s devoted herself so wholly to, she’s quite happy keeping her diary full, those close to her swear. 

    “She has really been enjoying the early years work and has found her stride and purpose,” an insider told Vanity Fair. “She sees this work as a life-long commitment and she has worked really hard on this campaign.”

    Certainly, Kate couldn’t have found a better time to truly cement her footing in The Firm. When Harry and Meghan decamped for North America, they took with them some of the excitement and new life the American-raised former actress had breathed into the staid monarchy. And while Queen Elizabeth II is certainly a formidable woman, at 94, she’s hardly the person to make the royals seem hip no matter how many James Bond cameos she films. 

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    “What has been reinforced throughout all of this is just how important the Cambridges are,” royal historian Sarah Gristwood recently told Vanity Fair. “There is a repositioning going on within the royal family and we are clearly seeing this. I think this is one of the most important stages in Kate’s life as a royal. As a young mother Kate was allowed to raise her children away from the media spotlight but now we are seeing a shift. She’s working harder, being more visible and we are also seeing more of the Cambridge children. Kate has been given a platform to take on a more prominent role. She’s not just accompanying William to engagements, she is doing things independently and voicing new ideas.”

    So she’s not about to complain about logging a little overtime. 

    “Harry and Meghan leaving the firm has left a void and I think the royal family were at risk of looking out of touch and dowdy without them,” Gristwood continued. “With Charles and Camilla over 70, and Anne about to get there, and the Queen scaling back, there is a serious vacuum when it comes to star appeal at the heart of the royal family. This is Kate’s moment to shine.”

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    Kate Middleton Reportedly Feels “Exhausted and Trapped” in the Wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Exit – Yahoo Lifestyle

    “The only credo of the royal family is duty, duty, duty.”

    With reports that Prince William and Prince Harry are in a great place and that the Cambridges and Sussexes aren’t harboring any ill will against one another, a source is coming forward and explaining that Kate Middleton feels “exhausted and trapped” now that Harry and Meghan Markle have decamped to Los Angeles and stepped away from their roles as senior royals. With that shift, it seems that Kate and William have had to take on Harry and Meghan’s duties and that additional workload may be too much for Kate.

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    One of Kate’s friends told Tatler that “Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course she’s smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this. She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.” 

    Tatler‘s sources continue, saying things started long before the COVID-19 pandemic and that William and Kate had intended to spend more time with their kids. Now that the Sussexes aren’t attending royal appointments, that plan seems to have fizzled out. Though there’s been no official statement from the palace, Tatler‘s sources paint a grim picture.

    “Meghan and Harry have been so selfish,” says a friend of Prince William and Middleton to the publication. “William and Catherine really wanted to be hands-on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus. There goes their morning school runs as the responsibilities on them now are enormous.”

    E! News adds that after Harry and Meghan stepped away from the royal family, Kate and William had more than a dozen royal engagements in one month. “Kate understands that the only credo of the Royal Family is duty, duty, duty,” a source adds. “Whereas with the Sussexes it is constant uncertainty.”

    The news comes after Kate said that she planned on keeping her children at home during the summer, even though many schools are set to re-open. The Sunday Times reports that Kate and William want to keep Charlotte and George “together and to maintain their lockdown routine.”

    “George gets very upset because he wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects … making sort of spider sandwiches is far cooler than literacy work,” Kate explained. “Yeah it’s really hard, we haven’t done a huge amount of FaceTime and face calls and things like that but we’re doing a lot of that now and actually it’s been really great. We sort of try and check in daily with family members and speak to them about news and things like that.” 

    Tatler’s story does say that the rumors of tension between Kate and Meghan are real, however, and that things can be traced back to Meghan’s wedding.

    “There was an incident at the wedding rehearsal. It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not,” Kate’s friend told the magazine. “Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”

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    Kate Middleton Feels Exhausted & Trapped With Increased Royal Duties! – Clevver News

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    Kate Middleton and Prince William have been isolating in their country home, but they haven’t stopped working. So much so, that Kate reportedly feels “exhausted and trapped” due to her increased workload during this time.

    But like many other people who are working overtime during this tough time, Kate is apparently feeling exhausted from the extra workload.

    Kate has been seen on their Kensington Royal social media accounts, on a variety of Zoom calls, and on television doing interviews to promote their new initiatives to get people together virtually during this time.

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