They made hold titles, have a 10-plus bedroom country home and live in a palace, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can relate to other parents when it comes to planning a family vacation in the middle of a pandemic.
According to The Mirror, William and Kate -- who normally holiday abroad in France or Mustique -- are taking precautions due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since travelers coming back from foreign countries (whether they are U.K. citizens or not) are required to quarantine for 14 days, Their Royal Highnesses felt the delay would have "hampered their return to work."
Instead, William and Kate planned a vacation within the U.K., taking their children -- George, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 2 -- to the Isles of Scilly, where the future monarch visited when he was a boy with his brother, Prince Harry, and his parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
For most of the pandemic, the Cambridges have been staying at their Anmer Hall home. With the summer winding down and late July/August being the perfect time for going away, "they decided on a quick getaway before the children return to school," according to a source. "They were keen to support our [the U.K.'s] travel industry.”
This week, locals and visitors on Tresco -- the second biggest island of the Isles of Scilly -- saw the royal couple on bicycles, and they appeared to be in great spirits.
“William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh," one witness told the paper. "They looked so happy enjoying the weather."
“I did do a double take," the witness added. "They were really friendly and said hello.”
William and Kate last visited Tresco in September 2016 during an official engagement.
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