Prince William and Kate Middleton take children to Scilly Isles


Prince William and Kate take their children Charlotte, George and Louis on a down-to-earth staycation to rented cottage on the Isles of Scilly

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a family holiday to the Isles of Scilly
  • The took George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, away to a stone cottage
  • The weather was cloudy and temperatures remained at a glum 14C, but the Cambridges very much enjoyed the trip, according to locals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a family holiday to a modest stone cottage in the Isles of Scilly. 

William and Kate took George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, away to a four-bedroom home on the islands 25 miles off Cornwall for a quiet ‘staycation’, The Sun reported. 

The weather was cloudy and temperatures remained at a glum 14C, but the Cambridges very much enjoyed the trip, according to locals.  

It is the family’s second family staycation of 2020, following an earlier trip, also to the Scillies – where the couple were seen cycling and greeting residents in July. 

A holidaymaker who saw the royals last week said: ‘We hardly noticed at first as they seemed a normal family on holiday intent on keeping themselves to themselves.

William and Kate (pictured in April) took George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, away to a four-bedroom home on the islands 25 miles off Cornwall for a quiet ‘staycation’

‘The place where they were staying was quite modest and certainly not hugely luxurious.

‘We couldn’t help thinking what the weather might be like in California — but it’s much better to be holidaying here in Britain.’

The isles have a population of 2,153, spread across just five of the 140 islands – a perfect getaway for those seeking isolated walks, cycling routes, quiet pubs and beaches.   

Prince Charles owns much of the land and one third of the homes, through the Duchy of Cornwall.  

William, Harry, Charles and the boys’ mother Diana visited when the princes were children.  

The isles have a population of 2,153, spread across just five of the 140 islands - a perfect getaway for those seeking isolated walks, cycling routes, quiet pubs and beaches

The isles have a population of 2,153, spread across just five of the 140 islands – a perfect getaway for those seeking isolated walks, cycling routes, quiet pubs and beaches

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s holiday comes as the couple presented a Pride of Britain award, on behalf of the nation, to recognise the NHS frontline heroes in their battle against coronavirus.

Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 38, met six representatives of the NHS to discuss their work during the pandemic and to present them with the special recognition award at Britain’s oldest hospital, St Bartholomew’s in the City of London.

They also offered their support to TV presenter Kate Garraway whose husband Derek is still seriously ill in hospital after contracting Covid-19 in March. Kate introduced the royal couple to the members of the NHS.

The presentation was filmed for the climax of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2020, in partnership with TSB, which will be broadcast on Sunday, 1st November at 9pm on ITV.

Thousands of members of the public nominated all the frontline NHS heroes to receive a special recognition Pride of Britain award.

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