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The real reason Prince William and Princess Kate are still not back at work

The Prince and Princess of Wales are yet to return to royal duties

Prince William and Princess Kate
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
17 April 2023
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It's been some time since the Prince and Princess of Wales last stepped out for royal duties.

The couple delighted fans when they joined the rest of the royal family for the traditional Easter Sunday service on 9 April. Watch their arrival alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla in the video below...

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla step out with royals on Easter Sunday

But prior to that, they had maintained a low-profile as they stepped back from the spotlight to enjoy the holidays with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

William last stepped out on official duties on 23 March during his visit to Poland, when he met with groups of Ukrainian refugees who have fled their homeland and settled in Warsaw.

Prince William and Prince George of Wales watch Aston Villa take on Nottingham Forest on 8 April, 2023© Catherine Ivill
Prince William and Prince George of Wales watched Aston Villa together on 8 April

Two weeks later, William was spotted in the crowd watching his beloved Aston Villa take on Nottingham Forest with eldest son George by his side.

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Princess Kate, meanwhile, was last on duty on 21 March when she hosted the inaugural meeting of the new Business Taskforce for Early Childhood in London.

Princess Kate hosted the inaugural meeting her business task force on 21 March© WPA Pool
Princess Kate hosted the inaugural meeting of her business task force on 21 March

And so, with the Easter holidays now over, with the majority of people back at work, and pupils returning to school, fans have been left questioning why the couple are yet to get back to official engagements.

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The answer is their children.

Unlike many other schools, Lambrook is still on holiday. The summer term at the private co-ed prep school doesn’t start until 19 April, meaning William and Kate still have two more days with George, Charlotte and little Louis.

george charlotte louis trooping© Photo: Getty Images
George, Louis, and Charlotte are still on holiday

Fans are already counting down until King Charles's coronation when the Wales family will step into the spotlight.

The three siblings are all expected to take part in the coronation procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace.

The Prince and Princess of Wales attend Easter Sunday church service with George, Charlotte and Louis© Getty
The family are expected to take on a prominent role at the coronation

It was initially reported that only Prince George, nine, would play a "significant" role on the day, but it has since been confirmed that all three of the Prince and Princess of Wales's children will take part in the proceedings.

In a recent update from Kensington Palace, Prince George was announced as a page at his grandfather's coronation. All eight pages are expected to wear matching scarlet uniforms and will form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey. 

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