Prince William and Kate Middleton will travel to their former residence of Wales during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Wales during the weekend of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022, palace officials have revealed.
- The Duchess of Cambridge has previously admitted to feeling isolated after she and the Duke moved to the remote Welsh island of Anglesey shortly after the birth of their son, Prince George.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit their former home of Wales during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend, palace officials have confirmed.
The royal couple has been tasked with leading the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty's reign next month, in light of news that the 96-year-old will only be attending selective events over the four-day-long bash. Princess Anne will also make a border crossing during the Jubilee to visit Scotland, while Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex are bound for Northern Ireland.
Kate and Will's assignment to Wales, of which details have yet to be announced, shouldn't come as any surprise to the regal duo. The Duke and Duchess moved to the Welsh island of Anglesey shortly after the birth of their first child, Prince George, in 2011, and remained there until their return to Kensington Palace in London two years later. At the time, William was stationed as a pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force, while Kate was working remotely for her parents' company, Party Pieces.
While Anglesey has long been renowned for its beautiful scenery and historic sites, the couple's experience of the remote island was far from idyllic. Kate has since admitted to feeling lonely during this chapter of her life, which involved a lot of lonely hours at the couple's rural farmhouse, Bodorgan Hall.
"I’d just had George—William was still working with search and rescue—and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts," she revealed during a trip to a family center in Cardiff in 2020.
These sentiments echo those shared by the Duchess three years prior, during an engagement at the Global Academy in support of the Cambridges' mental health initiative, Heads Together. Speaking with two mothers who had connected through mutual loneliness at the event, Kate expressed her understanding of the social isolation of motherhood.
"Yes, it is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through," she said. "It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you."
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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