And during their time away, George turned nine, and the Cambridges released a sweet new image of the young royal. The beachside photo gave a hint as to where the family had headed for their vacation as at the time of the photo, the family were enjoying a summer staycation in the UK. The adorable new photo, which was taken by mum Kate earlier in the month, saw the youngster posing in a blue shirt.
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His casual outfit was miles away from some of his previous outings, where he was seen wearing a suit and tie during an official visit to Cardiff with his parents during the Platinum Jubilee.
Earlier this month, the royals were seen walking towards a helicopter waiting in the grounds of Kensington Palace and embarking their private jet. They were joined by their pet pooch Orla who was spotted scampering towards the aircraft.
Kate, 40, appeared to be wearing a white summer dress and the same straw hat she donned at Wimbledon to watch the Ladies' Singles Final.
There are some big changes coming for the family
Although their children had been out of school term for a few days before they left, it's likely the reason behind the delay was down to William and Kate's appearance at Wimbledon.
The Cambridges also usually visit Her Majesty in Balmoral, Scotland in August, so it's likely they'll be spending a few days there later this summer. The family have previously flown on commercial flights to reach Aberdeenshire.
It's a busy time for William, Kate and their young children. The family are said to be relocating to Windsor this summer to be closer to the Queen and Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton, who live in Berkshire.
George, Charlotte and Louis are expected to start a new school in September. While the family will live in Windsor, William and Kate will continue to use Kensington Palace as their London base for work.
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