We are going to be seeing a lot more of Kate Middleton and we cannot wait

Here’s why…

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Here’s why…

The Duchess of Cambridge’s past year has undoubtedly been busier than most so it’s hardly surprising that we haven’t seen her for a few months.

Giving birth to a baby prince and introducing him to the world hours later in heels and perfect make up would be enough. But she has also had her wedding anniversary, Princess Charlotte‘s third birthday and her sister Pippa Middleton’s baby news to celebrate. Not to mention the royal wedding and the Queen’s two birthdays.

Basically, she’s been very, very busy, even breaking her maternity leave to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Windsor Castle wedding and to take part in the Queen’s official birthday celebrations, the Trooping of the Colour.

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But when will Kate’s maternity leave be over? Well, according to the palace, sooner than we think, with the Duchess nearing the end of her six month break.

This week, Kensington Palace announced Kate’s return to royal duties, as of October, with her first engagement taking place at the start of the month.

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’The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the SC Trust Forest school and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground on Tuesday 2nd October,’ Kensington Palace announced in a statement.

Phew! We’ve missed her.

It turns out Kate has actually had a longer maternity leave than those after the births of her other two children, with Kate returning to royal duties just two months after having Princess Charlotte, and attended official events just six weeks after giving birth to Prince George.

Welcome back Kate!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.