The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have treated their children to a sunny stay in the Scilly Islands and explored the beautiful island on their bicycles.
They could not have chosen a better week for it, with a hot wave in full swing and quietly dropping temperatures in the 1930s across the UK.
Their vacation is very different from the vacation they took last year, when they spent two weeks in a stunning 27 27,000-a-week villa on the private Caribbean island of Mustique.
They were joined by George, Charlotte and the grandparents of Louis Carole and Michael Middleton at the holiday home, which boasts a large infinity pool and stunning sea views.
While they would not be able to travel to the island for this year̵7;s departure, they could have chosen to visit one of the places on the UK travel list – but chose something closer to home.
Sources said Kate and William made the decision as they were concerned about the possible need to quarantine when they returned.
If they were isolated, they would not be able to perform their royal duties – which they had just started again after closing – and they were unwilling to take the risk of lost commitments.
Kate and William were seen cycling on the stunning island of Tresco on Thursday.
One vacationer said: “William and Kate were riding their bicycles, laughing. They looked so happy enjoying the weather.
“I made a double take. They were really friendly and said hello.”
Scilly has a special place in William’s heart after he went there as a child with brother Harry and his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
William was photographed as a boy who visited Scilly in June 1989 wearing shorts and a red t-shirt with a bicycle with his family.
And rumors spread after their marriage in 2011 that he and Kate flew to the destination off the coast of Cornwall.
Theifti, both 38, visited in 2016 – when William recalled about his trip as a seven-year-old boy.
The Cambridges have stayed at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.
A source said: “They decided to leave immediately before the children returned to school. They were keen to support our travel industry. “
The family is expected to return to Norfolk on Friday.