Kate has done a third of her royal engagements within 12 miles of her home in Windsor Castle since becoming Princess of Wales in September, analysis shows
- Just 18 out of 61 of her working days since September were near to Windsor
- The Royal couple have also visited Massachusetts, and Northern Ireland
As a mother of three young children, the Princess of Wales knows how hard it is to juggle the demands of family life with her duties as a senior Royal.
So it is understandable that many of her public engagements since becoming Princess of Wales have been very close to her home in Windsor Castle.
An analysis by The Mail on Sunday can reveal that almost a third of her working days – 18 out of 61 – since assuming her title in September were within 12 miles of Adelaide Cottage.
Last week, for instance, Kate, 41, visited the Windsor Family Hub on Tuesday and Maidenhead Rugby Club, seven miles away, on Wednesday.
One Royal watcher quipped: ‘Perhaps Kate ought to be retitled the Princess of Slough!’
Last week, for instance, Kate, 41, visited the Windsor Family Hub on Tuesday and Maidenhead Rugby Club, seven miles away, on Wednesday
An analysis by The Mail on Sunday can reveal that almost a third of her working days – 18 out of 61 – since assuming her title in September were within 12 miles of Adelaide Cottage
Another source said: ‘It has been noted that there have been an awful lot of jobs for both Kate and William near their home. But they have always said that the kids come first so it stands to reason that they want one of them to be there for the school run.’
In January, the couple visited Windsor Foodshare, a food bank just a stone’s throw from their home, while the following month Kate met staff and residents at a nursing home in Slough, less than five miles away.
On March 1, William and Kate celebrated their first St David’s Day since becoming the Prince and Princess of Wales at Combermere Barracks in Windsor, where they watched a parade by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. Although the previous day they did visit various venues in South Wales.
The Royal couple have carried out visits further afield, including a three-day visit to Boston, Massachusetts, and a one-day visit to Northern Ireland.
Dickie Arbiter, former press secretary to the Queen, said: ‘She is a working mother and the kids do come home. Like any mother she likes to be there for them. Diana did the same.’
The Princess has previously urged bosses to recognise the importance of a good work-life balance for parents.