Kate and William’s choice of vacation spot underscores their dedication to royal duties, as they won’t need to quarantine when they return home – meaning they could choose to go into engagements immediately.
The Cambridges could have chosen to travel overseas for a summer break as the government removed restrictions on a number of popular tourist destinations.
In addition to removing advice against all but essential travel in dozens of countries, the government has also removed the requirement to quarantine for 14 days upon return to the UK for 78 countries.
But the government could decide to change its travel advice without warning, which happened last weekend.
On Saturday evening, it was announced that travelers returning from Spain would no longer be exempt from quarantine measures – effective midnight that evening.
Sources close to the Cambridges said it prompted them to take a break in the UK as they were concerned about the potential need for quarantine upon their return.
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The couple spoke to key workers as they launched a £ 1.8million fund to support emergency and mental health workers across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Duke and Duchess pledged the grants through ten charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support.
Earlier this month, Kate and William attended a tea party at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.
The Duke also took a pint in his neighborhood before the pubs reopened on July 4.
The 38-year-old visited the Rose and Crown in Snettisham.
The royal couple will likely continue their royal duties throughout the summer.
Kate and William were due to return to Norfolk today.