Fortunately for the royal family, Duchess Kate, Prince William and crew are taking some well-deserved time off following the birth of Prince Louis on Monday. Unfortunately for us, that means we’re not going to see Duchess Kate for quite some time ― officially, of course.
Prince George returned to school just the following day after his baby brother was born. And with Prince William on carpool duty (royals, they’re just like us!), he’ll have around two weeks from of other official duties as he bonds with his new son.
When Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born, the Duke of Cambridge was working as a RAF helicopter pilot, and air ambulance helicopter pilot respectively. Wills was entitled to two weeks off through the Government’s Ordinary Paternity Leave.
However, things are a bit trickier now that he’s a full-time royal. It’s not *technically* paternity leave, but the Palace has granted the father-of-three a two week absence to assist Duchess Kate at home. His help is much needed, as it was reported that the couple did not hire a baby nurse to assist with the newborn.
Duchess Kate began her maternity leave in March, just one month before Prince Louis’ birth. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to return to her royal duties in the fall as she takes time to care for her family.
But luckily for us, we can expect to see the couple (and maybe a glimpse of Prince Louis) unofficially at his christening in a few months, the Royal Ascot, Princess Beatrice’s fall wedding and, of course, Prince Harry’s May wedding.
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