Prince William, Kate and baby George's Halloween plans revealed

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are spending Halloween with their baby Prince George in Scotland.

According to new reports, the family-of-three jetted off to Aberdeen last week and have taken up residence at The Queen's Balmoral Castle.

William, Kate and George will have the place to themselves, as the 88-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip usually reside in the 20,000-hectare estate over the summer.


Prince William, Kate and George have spent the week in Scotland

Known for their love of the outdoors, the short trip up north will be a welcome break for William and Kate, who are expecting their second baby in April of next year.

The castle, which has belonged to the British royal family since 1852, is flanked by forests, mountains and vast green space, and is home to ponies, herds of deer and Highland cattle.

Given its expansive size, the Queen employs approximately 50 full-time and 50 to 100 part-time staff to maintain the property.

Pregnant Kate revealed she was happy to get out of the house

William and Kate's romantic getaway comes after the pregnant Duchess made a stylish return to royal duties after weeks of suffering from severe morning sickness.

The 32-year-old Duchess carried out three engagements, including a gala dinner in London held in honour of charity Action on Addiction, of which she is royal patron.

Kate, alongside her husband, also played a part in welcoming the Singapore president Tony Tan and his wife Mary to the UK. When Mrs Tan remarked she was glad that Kate could make the engagement, the Duchess replied: "So am I. I've been looking forward to getting out of the house, that's for sure."

Kate is said to be pregnant with twins

New reports have also suggested that Kate, who is said to have wanted three children in the past, is pregnant with twins. Although the official announcement told of the royal couple welcoming a "baby" rather than babies, sources in the US say a recent scan confirmed the double arrival.

French magazine Point de Vue will run the story on their front cover this week, and bookies have cancelled all bets on the British royals welcoming twins, following a People report which stated that a "significant gamble" had been made in York.