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May 18, 2015 01:45 PM

Prince William‘s paternity leave has ended.

The new dad, 32, arrived in Switzerland on Monday for his first royal duty since he and wife Princess Kate welcomed daughter Princess Charlotte into the world on May 2.

William is attending a series of meetings to update him and other delegates on the work of his key cause, United for Wildlife.

The prince is president of UFW, a collaboration of conservation groups and The Royal Foundation fighting illegal wildlife trade. He announced the setting up of the consortium in 2013 when he left the Royal Air Force search and rescue squad in North Wales.

The day started with the second meeting of the task force tackling the trafficking of illegal wildlife products through a dialogue with the transport industry.

William is expected to be back in the London area (a short plane ride from Switzerland) by tomorrow and will be carrying out several other royal engagements, including a meet-up with England’s Women’s soccer team on Wednesday in Burton on Trent and a gala on Thursday at Windsor Castle to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust conservation charity.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry, who is attending the Chelsea Flower Show in London today, said he hasn’t seen his new niece yet but plans to in the coming days. Given the 131 miles separating Windsor Castle from Will and Kate’s new country home in Anmer, royal watchers are wondering if Kate may be quietly ensconced in Windsor along with 22-month-old Prince George and two-week-old Charlotte.

With some 1,000 rooms (yes, you read that right), Windsor Castle – the Queen’s official residence and the largest inhabited castle in the world – certainly has more than enough space for the new family of four!

For more royal photos and all the details on Will and Kate’s growing family, pick up People’s Princess Charlotte collector’s edition, in stores May 15. Or download the digital version at

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