they have captured the nation’s mood over the past difficult months with their low-key appearances and thoughtful comments.
And when it comes to their summer vacation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear to have done it again – choosing a stay at one of William’s favorite family destinations, to help the travel industry in the Kingdom. -United.
They spent the week in Little Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly, at Dolphin House, a beautiful six bedroom property owned by Prince Charles.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to take their children on holiday (above) to one of William’s favorite family destinations, to help the UK travel industry
Prince William and Kate spent the week on tiny Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly, at Dolphin House (above), a beautiful six-bedroom property owned by Prince Charles
It’s an all-too-familiar destination for William, who gave a shy smile when he was pictured there in 1989 with Princess Diana, Prince Charles and his brother Harry.
But it wasn’t just a family longing trip for William – as he would one day inherit Tresco, which is part of the Duchy of Cornwall and owned by his father, the Duke of Cornwall.
The visit recalls William’s growing status in the royal family.
As Prince Charles increasingly takes on the official duties of the Queen, William himself prepares to take on a larger role in the family and the family business.
He made several trips to the Duchy with his father, and Charles has long encouraged William to take an interest in its operations and in his portfolio of land, financial and real estate investments.
For the past two years, William has accompanied his father to Duchy of Cornwall meetings, delved into the affairs of the estate, and praised his father in last year’s ITV documentary on the subject.
Speaking about the success of Charles’ management, he said: “I started to think about how I will one day inherit the duchy and what I will do with it. I think it’s really important, for the family perspective, I really do.
Tresco is an all-too-familiar destination for William, who gave a shy smile when pictured there in 1989 with Princess Diana, Prince Charles and his brother Harry (above)
William will enjoy a huge private income when he finally takes over – and the financial chasm that opens between him and his brother Harry would have been a source of irritation on Harry’s part.
While the difference in status is something the younger brother cannot do, it becomes more and more evident with each passing year.
It is William who takes part in private meetings with their father, high courtiers and sometimes the Queen to discuss the functioning of the family and his future role as king. Harry can only watch.
Yet as his brother Harry adjusts to life in Los Angeles, William’s traditional family vacation is another sign of his determination to have as normal and domestic an education as possible for his children while he can.
William remembered that childhood vacation in Tresco four years ago, in August 2016, when he made an official visit to the Scillies. He then made a promise to return soon – one that he kept.
Dolphin House is just yards from the sea, allowing Kate and William to take their buckets and spades to the beach with George, Charlotte, and Louis, now seven, five, and two.
The family went for a bike ride around the island without a car and were seen smiling and chatting with the residents.
Back at Dolphin House, they could have enjoyed complete privacy behind the 10 foot thick granite walls of the old parsonage, and perhaps a barbecue in the large garden. There is an air of tranquil luxury in the house, with its hedges and immaculate subtropical flower borders.
One day William will inherit Tresco (aerial view in the photo), which is part of the Duchy of Cornwall and owned by his father, the Duke of Cornwall
Remember, this could be over budget for many young families – costing around £ 5,000 to rent for a week in high season.
The square mile island with just 175 inhabitants can only be accessed by sea or air, so the Cambridges took the short round-trip helicopter flight from Newquay.
After the Royals left the Tresco helipad on Thursday afternoon, a local spectator said: “William and Kate were both smiling broadly and looking really happy and relaxed. Their bodyguards also had big smiles – it was clear that it had been a great vacation.
A resident of the Isles of Scilly told The Mail on Sunday: “Dolphin House is truly an idyllic and modest vacation home for families.
“Kate, William and the kids will certainly have made the most of the peace there, and the islanders have made sure to leave them alone and not disrupt their trip. “
A royal source said: “They have decided on a quick getaway before the kids go back to school. They were keen to support our travel industry.