This Is Why Kate Middleton May Go Into Hiding Until October

Sorry, royal watchers!

This Is Why Kate Middleton May Go Into Hiding Until October
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Last weekend, Kate Middleton was front and center at the Trooping The Colour festivities in honor of the Queen’s “official” birthday, but it may be autumn before we get to see the Duchess of Cambridge again.

After giving birth to her third child, Prince Louis, in late April, Kate now gets six months of maternity leave, which she hasn’t even cracked the surface of.

Speaking exclusively to, Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said:

Kate will be resuming Royal duties after taking extended maternity leave as expected after Louis’s birth, probably in the autumn.

That means it may be October before Kate is seen publicly, not counting family events, like Harry and Meghan’s wedding, which she attended less than three weeks after giving birth. And if we don’t see Kate until October, we likely won’t see her new bundle of joy until then, either.

“His Christening, reportedly in the summer, is likely to be when he is next seen,” Fitzwilliams told Express.

Prince William will be traveling solo for awhile, picking up the slack of royal duties, charity engagements and tours, while Kate takes care of their son.

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