It’s a family affair [Photo: Getty]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won’t be leaving anyone else in charge of their brood while they set off to tour Canada - Prince George and Princess Charlotte are coming along for the ride.
The couple are visiting the country next month and, according to a royal source, they will be bringing their three and one-year-old with them.
A source in Canada told Vanity Fair: ‘‘We are told the children are coming and the itinerary is being coordinated accordingly… There will be a heavy focus on nature, the outdoors and there will be at least one private day factored into the trip.”
The source added: “We’re hearing hiking, walking and outdoor pursuits will feature while the family is in British Columbia. There’s talk of going into the center where there are fresh water lakes and great kayaking.”
Kate’s mum Carole Middleton looked after Charlotte and George in April when the royal couple travelled across India. But the Duke and Duchess ended up getting caught up in an earthquake and Kate admitted at the time that she missed the children “massively”.
Kensington Palace is yet to comment.
Royals on tour - children and all [Photo: Getty]
Meanwhile, Kate is backing a series of mental health podcasts released by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and has said that she wouldn’t hesitate to seek professional mental health support for her children, should they need it.
She said in a statement: “Throughout my work with family and child support organisations, one thing that has stood out to me time and again is that getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up. Knowing this, both William and I feel very strongly that we wouldn’t hesitate to get expert support for George and Charlotte if they need it.”
She went on to say: "I hope that this excellent series of podcasts by the Anna Freud Centre will go some way to help families overcome that fear of what happens next if they look for professional support.”