Kate Middleton's royal plans after children's half-term break

The Waleses have had some well-deserved family time

Kate Middleton in Norfolk
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If you were wondering why you haven't seen much of Prince William and Kate Middleton in recent weeks, it's because they're currently busy enjoying their children's half-term break.

Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, have two weeks off from Lambrook School, where they started in September, and their parents have seized the opportunity to catch a well-deserved break themselves after the turmoil of the past few weeks.

But once they're all rested up, the Prince and Princess of Wales will be heading to Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Thursday, 3 November, the Palace has said.

Royal correspondent Richard Palmer took to Twitter to confirm the news. He wrote: "Another engagement for William and Kate next week. The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Scarborough on November 3 to launch funding to support young people’s mental health, in a collaboration spearheaded by the Royal Foundation."

The family has had to contend with a lot of changes in recent weeks. They moved to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor in the late summer, then enrolled the children at nearby Lambrook. Just two days later, Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away, throwing further difficult changes in the mix.

Of course, this bereavement will have been and will continue to be a time of deep sadness for the family, but newly serving as the Prince and Princess of Wales, the couple had to quickly turn around and attend various official engagements, both during the period of mourning and directly after it.

The Waleses traveled to their namesake country, as well as to Northern Ireland, and both visited a series of charities that work on causes close to their hearts.

They also made an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, for a 15-minute segment during which they spoke about mental health with four young changemakers.

This upcoming engagement is therefore a perfect opportunity for them to continue their great work in the mental health arena.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for Cosmopolitan.com in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.