The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a recent half-term staycation at William's favourite childhood spot, locals say.
Kate and William took Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the Scilly Islands, 25 miles off Cornwall, for October half-term last week, swapping Anmer Hall in Norfolk for a traditional four-bedroom stone cottage.
The Scilly Isles were a regular family holiday destination for William as a child. Known as the 'Cornish Caribbean', the archipelago boosts turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and plenty of interesting wildlife and tropical plants. It's also a favourite of William's dad, Prince Charles, who is the Duke of Cornwall.
Locals said the Cambridges appeared to be enjoying the peace and quiet of the islands and were 'intent on keeping themselves to themselves'. One added: 'The place where they were staying was quite modest and certainly not hugely luxurious.'
The family holiday was Kate and William's second trip to Islands this year. They also visited Tresco in July, when they were spotted riding their bikes and chatting to the locals.
The Cambridges enjoy regular staycations with their three children, often revisiting their favourite childhood spots. In 2019, they spent a week in the Lake District where the Middletons would holiday when Kate was a child.
Yesterday the palace confirmed that Prince William tested positive for COVID-19 in April, around the same time as his father Prince Charles. He reportedly decided to keep his diagnosis private so as not to alarm the nation.
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