They're just like us! Kate Middleton and Prince William recently took their kids to the Isles of Scilly, and it looks like they might be staying local for the foreseeable future.
"Summer holidays at Anmer are the perfect way for Kate and William to decompress," royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! magazine. "If there are royal engagements for them, they’ll be few and far between. While in the past we’ve seen the couple enjoy more lavish holidays skiing or visiting sunnier climates, they’ve been adopting a more traditional royal approach and spending their time at royal residences in the U.K. instead."
"This could obviously be the result of COVID travel restrictions, but I also believe that Kate and William are transforming into the future King and Queen, and therefore are adopting more traditional practices," she added.
William and Kate previously visited Switzerland or the French Alps, but in the last two summers, they have stayed in the U.K.
Clearly, the pair love to be active, as the family of five was spotted riding their bikes around the island of Tresco.
“William and Kate were riding their bicycles, having a laugh. They looked so happy enjoying the weather," a source said of the pair, who were spotted in 2020. “I did do a double take. They were really friendly and said hello.”
Going forward, it looks like William, 39, and Kate, 39, want to take advantage of the warm weather.
"Both Kate and William were raised to love the outdoors," Nicholl added. "William spent many summers at Balmoral with the Queen and the family and embraced nature. Similarly, Kate spent her childhood playing outdoors so they have both wanted to raise their children a similar way. The children love making sandcastles on the beaches and Kate enjoys packing a picnic for them to eat."
"Sometimes they’ll stay within the grounds of Anmer and Kate will pitch a tent for the children in the garden," the author said. "She’ll pack sandwiches for their lunch and sometimes they’ll light a campfire and toast marshmallows together in the evening." How sweet!