Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed a family holiday in the Isles of Scilly for the second year in a row, it has been revealed.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have traveled there to stay with their children Prince George, who turned eight on July 22, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, according to Hey!.
As many Britons postponed traveling further afield due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the royals have decided to stay in the UK for their summer break.
Last year, they chose not to go abroad with their three children because any need to quarantine could affect their ability to work.
Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed a family holiday in the Isles of Scilly for the second year in a row, it has been revealed (pictured on the Isle of St Martin in the Isles of Scilly during a 2016 visit)
The Cambridges may have chosen to return to Tresco Island – the only privately owned of the five inhabited islands – after the family cycled around it last year.
The place may hold fond childhood memories for William, 39, who vacationed in Tresco in 1989 with his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and his brother, Prince Harry.
A photo from the break captured a seven-year-old William preparing for a bike ride alongside his family, with Diana standing behind him in a fuchsia sweater.
William also visited the island with Kate in 2016, with images showing the couple boarding a boat to St Martins after visiting Tresco Abbey Garden.
The Cambridges may have chosen to return to Tresco Island – the only privately owned of the five inhabited islands – after the family was spotted cycling around it last year (pictured in a video they shared to mark their 10th wedding anniversary earlier this year). year)
Last year, the Cambridges chose not to go abroad with their three children because any potential need to quarantine could affect their ability to work (pictured in a video they shared earlier this year to occasion of their 10th wedding anniversary)
The Cornish Islands are known for their picturesque sandy beaches and their crystal clear blue waters.
From Tresco, the Cambridges would have had the opportunity to explore the other islands – St Mary’s, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes – by tripper boats.
In July last year, the royals decided to head to the island off the coast of Cornwall for a ‘quick getaway’ before George and Charlotte returned to school, an insider said at the time.
“They were eager to support our travel industry,” the source added.
In addition to their 2020 summer vacation in the Scillies, the family returned in October and stayed in a modest four-bedroom stone cottage.
The family, who stayed at Anmer Hall in Norfolk during the corona crisis last year, are enjoying a summer holiday in Cornwall
William is no stranger to the beauty spot, he visited the same island with his brother Harry and parents Charles and Diana as a child in June 1989
William also visited the island with Kate in 2016, with images showing the couple boarding a boat to St Martins after visiting Tresco Abbey Garden
Where are the Isles of Scilly?
The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago 45 kilometers south west of the Cornwall peninsula.
One of the smallest inhabited islands, Bryher is 2 miles long, 0.6 miles wide and covers an area of only 330 acres.
Despite its small stature, it has three sites of special scientific interest, including Shipman Head with seven species of nesting seabirds.
The island was the filming location for the BBC TV adaptation of ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ (1989), and the Helen Mirren film ‘When the Whales Came’ (1989).
The picturesque islands are popular with tourists and remote, with only 2,200 on five inhabited islands. The islands also have some of the best beaches in the UK.
One holidaymaker who saw the royals told The Sun: ‘We barely noticed at first that they looked like a normal family on holiday and wanting to keep themselves to themselves.
‘The place where they stayed was quite modest and certainly not very luxurious.
“We couldn’t help but imagine what the weather might be like in California, but it’s much better to vacation here in Britain.”
The islands have a population of 2,153, spread across just five of the 140 islands – a perfect retreat for those seeking isolated walks, cycle routes, quiet pubs and beaches.
Prince Charles owns much of the land and a third of the houses, through the Duchy of Cornwall.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid an official three-day visit to Devon and Cornwall last month, visiting St Mary’s Island and Bryher Island in the Isles of Scilly.