Prince William and Kate Middleton will go on a royal tour of Sweden and Norway from January 30 to February 2, Kensington Palace announced this morning.
The couple will spend time in Stockholm from January 30-31 and Oslo from February 1-2, according to Town & Country. The tour is likely part of their duties as “unofficial Brexit ambassadors,” strengthening Britain’s relations with fellow European countries as it prepares to leave the EU. Their first visit under this new role was to Paris in March this year.
The trip will supposedly take place during third trimester of Middleton’s pregnancy, Entertainment Tonight points out, as the Duchess’ third child is expected to arrive in April 2018.
This will also mark the couple’s first joint trip abroad since Middleton’s third pregnancy was announced in September. Prince William, however, recently flew out solo for a royal tour of Finland at the end of November. Though he was away from his family, the Duke of Cambridge openly spoke about his family, congratulating his brother, Prince Harry, on his engagement and sharing adorable stories about his son, Prince George.
The Duke and Duchess’s last joint tour was in Germany and Poland this July. They were accompanied by their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who became the center of attention with their irresistibly cute public appearances. (Remember Charlotte smelling her little bouquet, and George’s reaction to the helicopters?)
So far, it is unknown whether the royal kids will join their parents on tour, but we sure hope they tag along.