Why we’ll see Kate and Prince Louis BEFORE Duchess ends maternity leave
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is enjoying spending quality time with Prince Louis on her maternity leave but royals fans will catch a glimpse of the new mum and her third child again before she returns to official royal duties.
Express reported earlier this week the duchess is taking a longer than usual maternity leave and may not return to the public eye until October.
But if Kate and Prince William’s plans for George and Charlotte are anything to go by, the duchess and her new son will be seen in a matter of weeks at Prince Louis’ christening.
Details for Prince Louis’ christening have not yet been confirmed by palace officials, but the special day could take place in late June or July, if following the sequence of events as her previous children.
Prince George’s christening took place just three months after he was born, while Kate and William christened their first daughter Princess Charlotte just over two months after her birth.
Kate and Prince William’s baby son has not been seen in public since he was introduced to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing on April 23, when he was born weighing 8lb 7oz.
The newborn prince did not make an appearance at Trooping the Colour to mark his great-grandmother the Queen’s official birthday last Saturday, or Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding just a month after he was born.
So it is believed the world will be treated to a second glimpse of Prince Louis when he is christened, just like baby Prince George and Princess Charlotte after they were both born.
Duchess Kate, 37, is said to be enjoying a longer maternity leave after feeling like she went back to work too quickly with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Kate barely gave herself any time off before or after Prince George was born.
The Duchess continued to work right up until eight months pregnant and returned to royal duties just five weeks after giving birth, when George was just one month old.
It was a similar maternity plan for Princess Charlotte when Kate worked up until she was eight months pregnant.
However, she gave herself more time off with her newborn and didn’t return to work until Princess Charlotte was four-months-old.
And this time Kate is expected to take even more time off with Prince Louis.
The Duchess may not be seen at official engagements until October 2018, with royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams telling Express.co.uk: “Kate will be resuming Royal duties after taking extended maternity leave as expected after Louis’s birth, probably in the autumn”.
Kate is entitled to a six-month break before commencing Royal duties.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK