Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William Recreated His Childhood Vacation with George, Charlotte and Louis Prince William and Prince Harry visited the same island holiday spot as children with Princess Diana and Prince Charles By Simon Perry Published on July 31, 2020 09:41 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton and Prince William have taken their young family to a coastal beauty spot for their annual summer vacation. They visited the Isles of Scilly, just off the south west tip of England, this week, PEOPLE has confirmed. For William, 38, it was a throwback to his own childhood when he and brother Prince Harry were taken to the islands by their parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles. William and Kate chose to stay in the U.K. for the staycation with children Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, amid the continuing background of challenges to foreign travel — and the possible quarantine that is required afterwards – due to the coronavirus pandemic. It emerged that the family of five was there when fellow tourists spotted William and Kate out for a ride on bikes on the isle of Tresco Thursday. A fellow vacationer told the Daily Mirror, "William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh. They looked so happy enjoying the weather. I did do a double take. They were really friendly and said hello." Prince William Says Prince George Could 'Definitely' Take on This Challenge When He's Older Prince Louis, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince William with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Duchess of Cambridge The vacation was a throwback to June 1989, when William and Harry rode their bikes on the islands during the visit with their own parents. PA Images via Getty Images Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William. PA Images via Getty Images Prince William Reveals the Awkward Gift He Gave Kate Middleton While Dating: 'It Didn't Go Well' Prince William and Kate toured the islands in an official capacity four years ago. However, the weather didn't always cooperate, and the couple had to put up umbrellas in the drizzle at one point during their September 2016 visit. Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Scilly Isles in 2016. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! William will be back to royal duty this weekend, promoting the culmination of his Heads Up mental health campaign during soccer's FA Cup final, which has been renamed in honor of the drive to support mental well-being. The couple’s office at Kensington Palace declined to comment.