Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, may be on maternity leave, but it's time for her husband, Prince William, to get back to work. The Duke of Cambridge is not returning for the second phase of his air ambulance pilot training until June 1, but he's heading to Switzerland first.
Then next Wednesday, William heads back home for a meet and greet with the Football Association England Women's Senior Team preceding next month’s FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. William, who serves as the Football Association president, will give them a proper "sendoff" by visiting with the players in their dressing room and watching them train.
“It’s great to have his support ahead of the World Cup,” England head coach Mark Sampson said in a press release. “It’ll be fitting way to finish our training camp here ahead of what is a really exciting time for this team.”
Kensington Palace confirmed William's engagement with the Football Association on Twitter Wednesday.
â€” Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 13, 2015
William and Kate, 33, welcomed their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, on May 2. The child’s birth came almost two years after the arrival of the couple's first-born, HRH Prince George, in July 2013.
Just hours after Charlotte’s arrival, and a brief photo op outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London, William and Kate left for Kensington Palace. It was there that over the course of a few days Charlotte met her extended family. Guests included Kate’s mother Carole Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton, and the infant princess' great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Following the family’s proper introductions to William and Kate’s little one, the family of four moved to their summer home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England.