And we’re pretty excited about it…
With Prince George starting school in London this autumn, the Cambridges will now be based in Kensington Palace for the first time since 2011.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced news of the move from their Norfolk country home earlier this year, releasing an official statement from their office.
‘Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,’ the official statement read.
It continued: ‘From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent years, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spend in London.’
Now that Kate, William, George, Charlotte and of course Lupo have relocated to London, Prince William has had to leave behind his role as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance, having served two years with the air force.
‘It’s been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,’ he said in the statement. ‘Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.’
Now that the couple are back in London, their roles are set to change with both the Duke and Duchess set to undertake an increase in duties and engagements on behalf of the Queen.
Taking on more of an official role, Prince William is now expected to take on more royal engagements and international visits, with the 35-year-old representing the foreign and commonwealth office.
He will also be continuing with his charity work, working with Kate and Harry on their heads together campaign as well as raising awareness for conservation, homelessness, anti-bullying and the fight against HIV and Aids.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s role is also supposed to change, with a focus on charity as she is set to raise awareness on mental health, addiction and the struggles of motherhood, leading a discussion on perinatal mental health issues just next week.