So, today's first post dealt with Kate and George's visit to Bucklebury Farm Park, but meanwhile...what are the Cambridges up to right now, you ask? You can't break a royal routine...well not usually. A royal baby can break royal routine, as we have seen these past 11 weeks thanks to Baby Cambridge le Deux. Not only did the future HRH force Kate to cancel a slew of public engagements, but the annual September visit to Balmoral Estate was also off the table. William made it up for a weekend shoot with his father just before the Scottish Referendum, but George and Kate remained ensconced at home.
It was just last week that the Middletons flew from Inverness back home to Gatwick, but yesterday the Cambridges flew from Heathrow to Aberdeen--many passengers entirely unaware they were sharing a plane with royalty. Aberdeen is the airport that services Balmoral, so that is a very likely destination, although it is always possible the couple have made other plans. The Cambridges usually head north in September to visit with Charles, Camilla, the Queen, and Duke of Edinburgh, but...
Prince Charles and Camilla are just beginning the first full-scale royal tour that Colombia has ever hosted, so they obviously won't be on hand for the Cambridges visit, and Great-Grandmother Elizabeth and Prince Philip have both returned to London. So... perhaps William has the run of Birkhall in his father's absence? Maybe the Cambridges are having friends up for a Scottish house party, or it is even possible the Middletons will return to keep the Cambridges company. Kate and William could be sneaking away to the estate--the ultimate royal treat for privacy--just to spend time together as a little family after the weeks and weeks of Kate's debilitating illness. Of course, they could be going somewhere entirely different... Hard to say without more details. Whatever they are up to, if they are spending time at Balmoral, they are assured of having a wonderful time.
We know from their engagement story that the two like to try their hand at fishing, and Balmoral affords plenty of opportunity to try their luck since the River Dee flows through the estate. They may even be planning to let George play with his own little pole...in a less boisterous location:
With a little over 50,000 acres, Balmoral is also a fantastic place for William and Kate to take long walks along well-loved forest paths and hikes up into the woods.
Again, if you missed the post on Kate's visit to the Bucklebury Farm Park, that is here. More details may emerge on Scotland, but for the moment...you are up-to-date on Kate. ;)