Monday 22 January 2018

Looking forward to some downtime - William and Kate keeping it 'low-key' for wedding anniversary

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George is seen in the arms of his mum, Kate Middleton, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Prince George is seen in the arms of his mum, Kate Middleton, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince William and Kate will reportedly have a “low-key” wedding anniversary.

The Duke and Duchess tied the knot in a famous ceremony on April 29, 2011.

The British royals recently returned to the UK after completing a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, and it is claimed they have decided to relax at home in honour of their union.

"They chose to make low-key plans but it will still be a special day for them," a source told Us Weekly magazine. "They decided to do something low-key and in private before the tour and have been looking forward to celebrating."

The couple, who are parents to nine-month-old Prince George, are preparing for ambassadorial tours around the world that commence this summer.

And apparently they are embracing downtime currently in anticipation of forthcoming travels.

Prince William, Kate and Prince George attend Plunkett's Parent's Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Prince William, Kate and Prince George attend Plunkett's Parent's Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George.
Kate commented that George had just begun teething to the mother of one of his new pals, a girl called Paige.
It's believed to be the first time he has been put in a playgroup setting.
Prince George joined 10 other babies at the world’s most exclusive playgroup.
As the Duchess was holding George he pulled at her hair and put it in his mouth.
The purpose of the playgroup was to introduce Prince George to the world in a low pressure setting, integrating with other children.
The eight-month-old showed that he has become mobile a full month earlier than his father did, as he crawled around a plush carpet littered with toys.
Prince George’s smart navy blue dungarees that were attracting more interest on Twitter.
The playgroup was organised by The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, or Plunket for short, which provides free parental support services to more than nine in ten babies.
The Prince wore a £75 pair of “sailboat smocked dungarees” by the British designer Rachel Riley over a white T-shirt, with soft blue pre-walking shoes.
The babies chosen as George’s playmates were as politically-correct a collection as New Zealand could muster. They included the daughter of two gay fathers and children of Maori, Samoan, Polish and Oriental descent.
It is thought to be the first time Prince George has played with a large group of babies.
Prince George had no fear in pulling himself up towards the other children – and stealing their toys.
He was a lively youngster, waving his arms and and kicking his legs in excitement as he spotted the other children with their toys.
The Duchess, wearing a Tory Burch dress, carried Prince George on her hip as she chatted and giggled with other parents about their shared experiences of bringing up babies.
The Prince then turned to a little girl called Paige who was with her parents, Jenny Stevens, 34, who is British, and Kiwi father Mark, 43.
He was a lively youngster, waving his arms and and kicking his legs in excitement as he spotted the other children with their toys.
George excitedly bobbed around, indicating that as well as mastering crawling, he isn't far off cruising either.
The Duke and Duchess, who had spent 48 hours of rest and relaxation at a spa resort near Wellington.

"As always, summer is a busy time for the couple and this year will be unlike any other,” an insider explained. “Their schedule will be very busy in June, July and August."

It is believed Prince William and Duchess Catherine will exchange a traditional gift on their wedding anniversary. A customary present for the third year of a royal British marriage is something made of leather.

Prince George accompanied his parents on their recent trip to Oceania for his first official public tour.

Apparently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are enjoying every moment of parenthood.

"William and Kate are excited about the many milestones ahead," a source told Us previously. "George already has a tiny tooth coming in. And his cheeks are chubbier than ever!"

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