Prince William enjoys a nostalgic family vacation to the island where he went on vacation with Charles and Diana
They have captured the atmosphere of the nation in recent difficult months with their understated looks and thoughtful comments.
And when it comes to their summer break, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seem to have done it again – staying at one of William’s favorite family destinations, to help the British travel industry.
They spent the week in tiny Tresco, on the Isles of Scilly, staying at Dolphin House, a beautiful six-bedroom property owned by Prince Charles.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to take their children to a residence (above) at one of William’s favorite family destinations, to help the British travel industry
Prince William and Kate spent the week in tiny Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly, staying at Dolphin House (above), a beautiful six-bedroom property owned by Prince Charles
It’s an all too well-known destination for William, who famously drew a shy grin when he was pictured there with Princess Diana, Prince Charles and brother Harry in 1989.
But this was not just a family nostalgic trip for William, as one day he will inherit Tresco, part of the Duchy of Cornwall and owned by his father, the Duke of Cornwall.
The visit recalls William’s growing status in the royal family.
As Prince Charles increasingly takes on the Queen’s official duties, William prepares to take a higher role within the family and family business.
He has made several trips to the Duchy with his father and Charles has long encouraged William to take an interest in the workings and portfolio of land, financial investments and real estate.
In recent years, William has accompanied his father to meetings of the Duchy of Cornwall, delved into the affairs of the estate, and praised his father in last year’s ITV documentary on the subject.
Regarding the success of Charles’s stewardship, he said, “I have started to think about how I will inherit the duchy and what I will do with it. I think it is very important, about the family corner, really. ‘
Tresco is an all too well-known destination for William, who famously drew a shy grin when pictured there in 1989 with Princess Diana, Prince Charles and brother Harry (above)
William will enjoy huge private income when he eventually takes over – and the financial divide that will develop between him and his brother Harry would have been a source of some irritation on Harry’s part.
While the difference in status is something the younger brother can’t help but gets clearer every year.
It is William who takes part in private gatherings with their father, high courtiers and sometimes the Queen to discuss the workings of the family and his future role as king. Harry can only watch.
But as his brother Harry adjusts to life in Los Angeles, William’s traditional family vacation is yet another sign of his determination to have the most normal and homely upbringing for his children as long as he can.
William reminisced about that kid’s vacation at Tresco four years ago, in August 2016, when he made an official visit to the Scillies. He then promised to return soon – one he kept.
Dolphin House is just meters from the sea, allowing Kate and William to bring their buckets and spades to the beach with George, Charlotte and Louis, now seven, five and two.
The family took a bike ride around the car-free island and were seen laughing and chatting with the residents.
Back at Dolphin House, they could have enjoyed complete privacy behind the 10 meter thick granite walls of the former rectory and perhaps a barbecue in the large garden. There is an atmosphere of quiet luxury in the house, with its ornamental hedges and pristine subtropical flower borders.
One day, William Tresco will inherit (aerial photo shown), which is part of the Duchy of Cornwall and owned by his father, the Duke of Cornwall
Please note, it can exceed the budget of many young families – it costs around £ 5,000 to rent for a week during peak season.
The island, a mile square and with only 175 inhabitants, is only accessible by sea or air, so the Cambridges took the short helicopter tour there and back from Newquay.
After the Royals left Tresco’s heliport on Thursday afternoon, a local spectator said: “William and Kate both smiled broadly and looked very happy and relaxed. Their bodyguards also had a big smile – it was clear that it had been a very good holiday. ‘
A resident of Isles of Scilly told The Mail on Sunday, “Dolphin House is truly an idyllic and unassuming holiday home for families.
“Kate, William and the kids will certainly have benefited from how peaceful it is there, and the islanders made sure they were left alone and didn’t interrupt their journey.”
A royal source said, “They decided to have a short break before the kids return to school. They were eager to support our travel industry. ‘