Busy Princess Kate and Prince William 'Very Much Between' Their City and Country Lives
The couple s busy fall will see them living off and on in London, while escaping to the country on weekends
As they juggle royal duties and home life and, for William, his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot, they are bouncing between their two homes – Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall, about 150 miles to the north.
“They are very much between the two,” a royal source tells PEOPLE in its current issue. “They spent a large part of the summer up at Anmer, but now there is many engagements traveling to and from London. They’ll be very much spending time in London as well.”
It s a lifestyle that s shared by most members of the royal family. Prince Charles, 66, splits his time between his London base at Clarence House and his country home in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. And Queen Elizabeth is used to traveling to and from Windsor Castle and Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Will and Kate have just kicked off a busy season of public appearances. Kate started her autumn series of outings with a tour of a special school and mental health center in London last week, while William has thrown himself into an anti-bullying campaign, helped mark the Battle of Britain commemorations and joined brother Prince Harry in a hard hat to help build homes for ex-servicemen and women Wednesday.
The royal couple is also set to join Harry, 31, at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday for the England versus Wales rugby match (watch for the couple’s rendition of the Wales team’s national anthem, sung in Welsh!) For the brothers, it is a fun sporting rivalry as William is the Vice Royal Patron of Wales’ team, while Harry is the equivalent for England.
Then, on the horizon, there is Chinese President s State Visit to London next month, which Will and Kate are expected to help host alongside the Queen
Further ahead, aides are planning for at least one foreign trip (without the kids) next year.
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