Kate Middleton & Prince William Give Up a Dream Vacation for Their Kids

Even the royal couple can't have their cake and eat it, too. Kate Middleton and Prince William had to reportedly miss a vacation to Mustique with the Middletons because their young children are their number one priority right now.


Every year, Kate's parents, her brother James, and her sister Pippa travel to Mustique, an island in the West Indies. Their holiday on the beach, which coincides with Carole Middleton's birthday, is one Kate and Will have been celebrating with them for years, but the royals are reportedly skipping out on it this year because they have their hands full at home with Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 9 months.

George only just started nursery school at the Westacre Montessori School, and even though I'm sure capable nannies can handle the school drop-off and pick-up, not having Mom and Dad at home while he's beginning to adjust to a brand-new routine isn't ideal. As for Charlotte, she is also settling down into a comfortable and predictable routine, and the duke and duchess aren't keen on disrupting her day, either.

I guess they could bring their kiddies with them on the relatively short plane ride to Mustique, but again, it would mean pulling George from school in the middle of the year and trying to get their little girl to sleep in a strange hotel room cot at a time when she is probably finally sleeping through the night with little problem. I think lots of parents would agree: This is a very risky endeavor and one that probably isn't worth the trade-off of being able to soak up the sun for a few hours a day (when you aren't chasing after your little ones).

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And besides, Kate and Will will soon be packing their bags to embark on an exciting tour of India and Bhutan this spring -- sans kids. They probably feel like that's enough time to spend away from their children and that they have to be more picky about the vacations they take while their kids are still so young.

The next time I feel like sulking because I can't join single friends on their February vacation to Tulum (ugh, true story), I'll just remember Kate and Will know the pain -- and the pleasure -- of having to sacrifice one wonderful life experience to take care of and cuddle their kids. It's not such a bad life, is it?


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