Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, and Prince William, 38, left London with Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, ahead of Christmas and have remained in Norfolk due to lockdown ever since. During term time the Cambridge family are usually based at Kensington Palace in London and could return to the capital in the coming weeks.
Prince George and Charlotte are both pupils at Thomas’s Battersea in South West London.
However, with schools close due to COVID-19, the young royals have been homeschooled by Williama and Kate in recent weeks.
Nonetheless, the royal siblings could be about to undergo a big change to their schedule as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to present a roadmap out of lockdown next week.
When will the Cambridges return to London?
Kate and William’s decision to return to Kensington Palace will largely depend on when schools reopen.
Prince George, Charlotte and Louis: The Cambridges left London shortly before Christmas
Their rural residence Anmer Hall has ample space for the children to play in and is said to be where Kate feels most at home.
While the Cambridges may have enjoyed a break away from the city they are expected to return to London in March.
On February 22, Mr Johnson will make an announcement about the easing of lockdown restrictions and has previously said he hopes schools will be able to reopen on March 8.
Whether or not school pupils can return depends on COVID-19 infection rates continuing to drop and there is no guarantee at this stage.
Prince George, Charlotte and Louis have been spending lockdown at Anmer Hall
Nonetheless, Kate and William may be relieved to finally be able to send George and Charlotte back to school after weeks of standing in as teachers.
During the first lockdown, Kate opened up about some of the challenges she had faced teaching George and Charlotte at home.
The mum revealed George would sometimes become jealous of Charlotte’s homework.
The Duchess told This Morning: “George gets very upset because he wants to do Charlotte’s projects.”
Kate added: “Because making things like spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work!”
Last Easter Kate also revealed that she hadn’t let George and Charlotte know it was the school holidays in order to keep them to a tight schedule.
The Duchess told BBC Breakfast: “Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays.
She laughed: “I feel very mean!
“The children have got such stamina I don’t know how.”
Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are expected back in London next month
Kate added: “Honestly, you get to the end of the day and you write down the list of all the things that you’ve done in that day.
“So you pitch a tent take the tent down again, cook, bake.
“You get to the end of the day – they have had a lovely time – but it is amazing how much you can cram into one day that’s for sure.”
William and Kate may have to take on more royal work in the coming months following news of the Queen’s decision to strip Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of their royal patronages for good.
These roles included patron of The National Theatre and of the Rugby Football Union and will be distributed among senior members of the monarchy in due course.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK