Kate Middleton won’t be joining Prince William when he visits Israel [Getty]
Prince William is visiting Israel this week, beginning in Amman and ending in Jerusalem after landing in Jordan on Sunday night.
Despite having the help of a nanny, Kate will stay at home with their brood while her husband makes the visit to Israel, on behalf of the British government, alone.
Prince William will be leaving his family at home when he heads to Israel [Getty]
Prince William and Kate Middleton brought their first child Prince George on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand [Getty]
She said: “It is understandable Kate is not required to join Prince William on his upcoming visit. Prince Louis will be only two months old and needs his mother with him.
“Also, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are still very young to have both parents away on royal visits leaving them behind. I think it is important for the children to have their mother with them, especially during these early years.”
Lucy added that the Queen is likely to be very supportive of the Duchess’ decision.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought both George and Charlotte on their tour of Canada [Getty]
She continued: “No doubt they have plenty of help but no-one can substitute a parent. Right now, the most important role in Kate’s life is as a mother to her children.
“I imagine the royal family are also in full support of her nurturing the royal blood line while daddy performs his royal duties on behalf of the family.”
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Prince George made his first royal engagement to New Zealand when he was just nine months old, but as he was the parents’ first born it was easier to have their son alongside them on the trip.
Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte made her first royal engagement at just 16 months old during her family’s visit to Canada.