Prince William and Kate Middleton treated their three children to a secret family holiday last month—made all the more special by its connection to their late grandmother, Princess Diana.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton took a well-deserved break from royal duties last month to treat their three children to a vacation on the Isles of Scilly.
- The English holiday spot has always been a place of significance for the Duke of Cambridge because of its strong connection to his late mother, Princess Diana.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took some much-needed time off to relax and rejuvenate last month after a jam-packed summer of public engagements and charity work.
William and Kate were recently spotted on the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall with their three young children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, enjoying a wholesome bicycle ride over 300 miles away from their home at Kensington Palace. The family chose Tresco, the second-largest of the gorgeous isles, for their vacation, having already stayed there twice last year. With its population of just 150 people, the privately-owned resort is ideal for VIPs looking to escape the glare of the media in the city.
It's therefore not surprising that the Isles have long been a favorite of the Royal Family for easy summer getaways. During their childhood, William and Harry visited the British archipelago multiple times with Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. The newly-married couple had their first trip to the Isles together in 1982, arriving by helicopter at St. Mary's, the largest of the five islands.
They would return again with William and Harry in 1989 for an outdoorsy family holiday, not unlike the ones George, Charlotte, and Louis experience today. Unearthed photos show the royal quartet cycling together and posing by the Tresco coastline during the relaxing break.
Prince William and Kate Middleton also made an appearance on the Isles of Scilly without their children back in 2016 for a tour of its many attractions. As well as visiting the Eden Project, the world's largest indoor rainforest, the couple explored the Truro Cathedral and stopped by a local youth club. The three-day trip was understandably nostalgic for William, who spent numerous long weekends with just Diana and Harry on the stunning islands. He reportedly told 89-year-old Gladys Perkins, a resident on the St. Martin's Island, that he continues to hold fond memories of the Isles to this day.
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