Kate Middleton will be joined by siblings James and Pippa for Easter, while Prince William jets to Africa for ex's wedding
Published 25/03/2016 | 08:22
Kate Middleton will be spending Easter weekend with her family, while husband Prince William is en route to Kenya for a friend's wedding.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by her sister Pippa, brother James and parents Carole and Michael Middleton for celebrations at the family's Norfolk estate Amner Hall.
To mark the occasion with daughter Princess Charlotte (10 months) and Prince George (three), the family will be throwing a traditional Easter egg hunt on the grounds, according to Hello!.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the Duke would be jetting to Kenya - officially, to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta - and unofficially, to attend the wedding of Jecca Craig, whom he dated as a teenager before he met Kate. Sources have claimed he will be paying for the trip from his personal funds as he had arranged to attend the wedding before the meeting was organised.
Ms Craig (34) is set to marry Canadian professor Jonathan Baillie, director of conservation at the Zoological Society of London, on her father’s 55,000 acre wildlife reserve, the Lewa Conservancy.
In 2008, he even missed his own cousin, Peter Phillips’, nuptials to go to Ms Craig’s brother’s wedding - leaving his then girlfriend Kate to attend alone. The Kenyan socialite is also friendly with the Duchess of Cambridge, and was a guest at the royal wedding in 2011.
Meanwhile, mother-of-two Kate has revealed she gets teased by other members of the royal family for her "walkabout" style.
"There’s a real art to walkabouts, everybody teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting," Kate said in her interview for Queen Elizabeth's upcoming documentary to mark her 90th birthday. “I still have to learn a little bit more, and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.”
She went on to praise the Queen for her "gentle guidance" since marrying William in 2011. "She’s been generous and not forceful at all in her views. And she’s really been there in a gentle guidance for me.”