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Prince William's working week away from baby Charlotte, George and Kate

May 19, 2015
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Prince William is set to have a busy week following his temporary return to royal duties from paternity leave. The new dad, who enjoyed two weeks at home following the birth of Princess Charlotte, will carry out two more official engagements over the next few days.

William made his return to the public eye on Monday, as he travelled to Switzerland to attend a meeting for the United for Wildlife movement – a foundation he created with the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and his brother Prince Harry.

The 32-year-old is expected to return to the UK on Tuesday, ahead of his visit to the England Women's football team on Wednesday. William will meet the team at the National Football Centre at St George's Park as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Canada.

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Prince William travelled to Switzerland on Monday

The Prince will meet Head coach Mark Sampson and the team in their dressing room, watch them train and then join the women on the pitch for a team photo.

William will also meet with senior player and Patron of the Homeless FA, Fara Williams, and Head of Homeless FA Gareth Parker. The Prince will watch the team participate in a training session, based on their new coaching manual.

Homeless FA is part of Centrepoint, the homeless charity of which William is Patron.

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William is making his first engagements since the birth of Princess Charlotte

William's busy week will continue with an appearance at a gala to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust on Thursday evening. The Prince has been the Royal Patron of the charity since 2005, and is expected to make a short speech in front of the 300 guests, including Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas, James and Petra Stunt, and Ben Fogle with his wife Marina.

It is not clear whether Kate will choose to stay at home with their two children while William is away or travel to join him at their apartment in Kensington Palace. The Duchess, who is currently at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, could also potentially travel with the family to Windsor Castle, where the Tusk Trust gala is being held on Thursday.

The engagements come ahead of William's return to work with the East Anglian Air Ambulance service on 1 June. The father-of-two has taken a combination of unpaid leave and paternity leave over the past four weeks to spend time adjusting to being a family of four with Kate, baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and her older brother Prince George.

One family member who is yet to meet the new Princess is William's brother Prince Harry, who returned from his tour of New Zealand on Sunday. Asked when he will see Charlotte, he said: "We'll wait and see. That still hasn't happened yet. I only got back yesterday afternoon. Time will tell when I have a chance."

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