Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Off Royal Duty This Week for a Relatable Reason

Hint: "half-term"

Kate Middleton and Prince William are on royal parenting duty!

The couple are taking a break from public engagements this week for a very special reason – to spend some quality time with their three children, as the schools of both Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, are closed for half-term break. And of course, 9-month-old Prince Louis will get to spend some more time with his older siblings!

There’s no word yet on how the family of five will be spending their week off. Kate, William and their children may leave London’s Kensington Palace for Anmer Hall in Norfolk. They often escape to their country home – and it’s even where they chose to pose together for their super casual 2018 Christmas card photo.

Royal Christmas cards
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Kate, 37, and William, 36, are experienced on the slopes and may opt to take their kids on a ski vacation. Around this time in 2016, the couple released adorable photos from a winter getaway to the French Alps, featuring the then-family of four bundled up in puffy jackets as the snow fell. Perhaps George and Charlotte are now old enough to hit the bunny slope themselves!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Enjoy Skiing Holiday
Prince William, Prince George, Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte in March 2016. John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty

Prince George is currently learning math, history and even ballet in his year one classroom at Thomas’s Battersea, while Princess Charlotte is in her final year at Willcocks Nursery.

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While Kate was painting bird boxes and making pizzas to be baked in an outdoor oven during her visit to the King Henry’s Walk Garden in the London borough of Islington last month, her two eldest kids were busy at school.

As schoolchildren asked the royal mom a variety of questions as they spread sauce over dough, including if Queen Elizabeth ate pizza, 8-year-old Patrick said he’d like to meet Kate and Prince William‘s children.

“They would love to come and do this with you. They will be very sad that I’ve been out here making pizzas with all of you and they haven’t been here,” Kate told him. “They are in school.”

She even gave a hint to what Prince George has recently been doing in the classroom.

“He’s learning about space. Have you all learnt about space?” she asked.

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