Prince William and Duchess Kate back home with Prince George after Mustique holiday

Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) and their son Prince George are back on British soil after their family holiday in the Caribbean island of Mustique, where they celebrated the 60th birthday of Kate's mum Carole Middleton.

The family were seen boarding a British Airways plane as they prepared to set off from St Lucia's airport late last week, following their annual holiday.

William, Kate and George are back on British soil after their Mustique holiday

William was casual for the long-haul flight in a light blue shirt and beige trousers, carrying a floral-print hold-all onto the plane. Meanwhile Kate, who is almost seven months pregnant with the couple’s second child, carried little 18-month-old George, who was looking as gorgeous as usual.

Kate, 33, was comfortable in a loose navy shirt and skinny jeans, with her glossy brunette locks swept back into a ponytail.

The break will most likely be William and Kate’s last one before they become parents for the second time in April.

As well as relaxation, celebrations were on the cards as the Cambridges were joined by Kate’s parents and her siblings James, 27, and Pippa, 31 for Carole’s landmark birthday. The celebration was a "small and descreet" party, island regular John Cleese revealed on Twitter.

The break will most likely be the last for William and Kate ahead of them becoming parents for a second time

Guests thought to have attended are the owner of Mustique's much-loved Basil's Bar, Basil Charles, as well as the island's resident doctor Michael Bunbury and his wife Lotty.

As the Cambridges and Middletons holidayed together in the seclusion of their private villa, they were captured by a photographer with a long lens. All UK publications, including HELLO!, have decided against using the images, as they did in a similar case two years ago.

The decision has been welcomed by William and Kate's office. "(They) are aware that a set of photographs has been taken," a spokesperson told us. "This is a private holiday on a private island and the family should be allowed privacy. the Duke is happy (that) so few publications have decided to use the pictures."

Upon their return, William and Kate have a period of engagements ahead of them, beginning with the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Hampshire on Thursday.

William, meanwhile, is currently studying for the pilot's licence that will enable him to fly EC145 T2 aircraft when he joins the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service this summer. Some study lies ahead for the Prince as his new role requires five months of training, which he is currently completing, 14 exams and a flight test.

Read more about Kate and William's family holiday in the current issue of HELLO! magazine, on sale now.

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