Kate Middleton maternity leave: Why the Duchess of Cambridge has broken time off with Prince Louis

by pregnancy journalist

Prince Louis christening picturesKate Middleton’s maternity leave is believed to be around six months [Matt Porteous]

However, the Duke of Cambridge’s wife has been attending events during her maternity leave, despite her break from royal duties lasting until October – but why? 

Kate has returned to the spotlight several times during her maternity leave, but only for important family events. 

Prince Louis christening: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced a date and location Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis in April  [Getty]

Prince Harry has an unusual nickname for his sister in law Kate Kate Middleton has been out at some family events  [Getty]

Technically, Kate – although out and about at family gatherings – has not returned to royal duties, such as charity events and meetings.

For example, the first time we saw the Duchess after she gave birth was only a couple of weeks later at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, which is a special family occasion. 

Prince Louis’ official christening photos released by Prince William and Kate Middleton through Kensington Palace as Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show

Although having only just welcomed her third child, the Duchess was all smiles at the ceremony where she took care of daughter Charlotte and son George, who were in the wedding party. 

Kate skipped Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday party a few days later, but did attend the Trooping The Colour ceremony. 

GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)The Duchess of Cambridge has been enjoying time with her family [Getty]

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton makes a comeback in greenThe Duchess of Cambridge has stepped away from maternity leave a few times for important family events  [Getty]

The Trooping The Colour ceremony is a significant royal event which the entire royal family attends, and so one Kate could not miss. 

The next time we saw Kate was at Prince Louis’ christening, and then only a day later at the RAF 100th anniversary with the Queen, Prince William and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

While it may sound like Kate has done a lot since welcoming her third child, it appears she has only been attending day events which are significant for the the family. 

For example, Kate decided to remain in the UK while Prince William jetted off for a royal tour of the Middle East, which would have meant being away from the newborn for several days. 

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