How the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Roles Will Change When They Move to London
For the first time since they married in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now largely based at Kensington Palace.
The family has relocated from Norfolk, where they were living due to Prince William's role with the East Anglia Air Ambulance. The Duke had his last day with the service last month, essentially retiring to become full-time royals by increasing the amount of duties and engagements he will be undertaking on behalf of the Queen.
The Duke's job change coincides with his eldest child, Prince George, beginning school next week. The four-year-old will start at the independent school Thomas's Battersea, in south west London, and both his parents will be there to send him off on his first day. Two-year-old Princess Charlotte will also soon be starting nursery in the capital.
The family in Hamburg
Given their new base in the hub of everything, it is likely that we will be seeing a lot more of the Duke and Duchess, especially Prince William given that his role has become more official.
This is what can we expect from their schedule, after a relatively quiet summer.
We will now see Prince William in a more official capacity as he takes on more royal engagements. For example, meeting with world leaders and politicians on behalf of the foreign and commonwealth office.
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech during an official visit to Poland
After visiting Canada last year and Germany and Poland with his family this year, the Duke is likely to now go on more international visits in addition to the increasing amount of royal engagements he will be seen at across the UK.
Both Princes have already made a mark through their charity work with both committing to reduce the stigma around mental health through their Heads Together campaign as well as raising awareness of global issues like conservation and the fight against HIV and Aids.
The Duke will stay committed to the charity interests close to his heart including homelessness, anti-bullying, mental health, and conservation. He will also continue his work with the Royal Foundation's Cyberbullying Taskforce which he launched last year to encourage an industry response to online bullying and abuse.
Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate cheer for London marathon runners fundraising for their Heads Together charity initiative
In early September, the Duke is attending a conference on mental health support within the police after pledging to focus on help for first responders after his time as an air ambulance pilot.
Here's what's in store for the Duchess of Cambridge as the royal family moves to London.
Although the Duchess is not referred to as a 'full-time royal' in the same way the Duke is, Kate will continue to focus on her charitable interests and carry out royal engagements by herself when she moves to London, as well as supporting Prince George as he starts school, of course.
Duchess of Cambridge hugs a child as she visits Strassenkinder Charity, which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Berlin
Duchess Kate will continue to channel her resources into raising awareness about addiction, family breakdown, and early intervention.
To start things off, the Duchess of Cambridge will visit a children's center in London next week to lead a discussion about perinatal mental health–issues which can affect women in the first year following the birth of a child.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.