Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011


  • Kate Middleton will make her and Prince William's two-week family break as normal as possible
  • Jennie Bond said the family deserves a break as Prince William and Middleton have brutal schedules
  • Bond claimed the family would explore the outdoors and go cycling, horse riding and walking with their dogs

Prince William and Kate Middleton will have a break with their children before they return to school.

Jennie Bond, a former BBC royal correspondent for 14 years, weighed in on the Prince and Princess of Wales' plans with their children for their half-term break. Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, will have a short break from school.

Bond said the family deserved the much-needed break as they just settled in Windsor, the kids have been attending a new school and the family lost their matriarch, Queen Elizabeth, last month.

"Catherine will just try to make it as normal as possible," Bond told OK! magazine. "After their great-granny's passing, William and Catherine will try to move things on as quickly as possible and not dwell too much on the sadness of the last couple of months."

She added, "Even though William will undoubtedly have moments where he feels very sad, he will try to shield the children from it."

The Queen passed away on Sept. 8, the same day the children started attending their new school, Lambrook near Ascot. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also visited charities and patronages close to their hearts and have been traveling to Wales and Northern Ireland.

For Bond, no one can "begrudge" the royals for downtime, for they have been working hard.

"It's been a brutal [work] schedule for William and Catherine, and they've got a very young family," she added. "I think the work-life balance must have been difficult these past few weeks and, let's face it, it's not going to get any easier with their new responsibilities."

As for their holiday plans, she believed that the royal family would spend their two-week break at their new home — Adelaide Cottage. They would likely go outdoors, explore nature, try new crafts and bake.

"They will be focusing on family time and will be enjoying the outdoor pursuits they love like cycling, horse riding, walks, taking the dog out and barbecues – enjoying autumn and recharging their batteries after a very difficult first half-term for the children," Bond added.

International Business Times could not independently verify Bond's claims.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Easter Matins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2022 in Windsor, England. Jeff Gilbert-WPA Pool/Getty Images