And we kind of get it…
The Duchess of Cambridge has had one of the busiest years on record, now finally taking some time off to rest and relax.
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 pregnancy to celebrate and help with. Not to mention the royal wedding and the Queen’s two birthdays.
In short – it’s been a very busy few months.
It’s hardly surprising therefore that when an opportunity to travel with Prince William to Africa came up, she turned it down.
Prince William is setting off for Africa on a royal tour next week, set to visit Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya on a private working trip as United For Wildlife President and Tusk patron, ahead of the 2018 illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London.
Kate, however will stay at home with her three children, seeing out the rest of her maternity leave.
But according to OK! Magazine’s royal expert Christina Reeves, Kate might even have opted out of the trip even if she wasn’t on maternity leave.
‘Typically William has always worked solo in his fight against illegal wildlife trade,’ Reeves explained. ’This is why we wouldn’t see Kate join him on a trip like this or him joining Kate on her own personal projects, such as promoting the importance of perinatal, maternal and children’s mental health.’
Bon voyage Wills!