Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge will not be making any overseas trips for the rest of the year due to the arrival of her baby in July, it has been announced.
The Duchess, who is five months pregnant has undertaken a foreign tour twice since becoming a royal, to Canada in 2011 and South East Asia as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations last September, but is understood not to be making any for the remained of 2013 due to the birth of her first child.
Unlike other royal mothers, who have undertaken overseas visits soon after the arrival of their child, their private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton claimed a view on royal tours will be “assessed,” later in the year but at present there are no plans for a trip.
“I’m not anticipating the Duke and Duchess taking on overseas tours because of her baby,” he confirmed to The Mirror.
While a source claimed it was “highly unlikely” that Kate will travel abroad, her husband Prince William could travel alone on a short trip.
The Duke and Duchess during a visit to South East Asia last September (Splash News)
The decision for Kate to remain in the UK with her child, rather than undertake the high profile royal tours which are such a boost to the royal families' overseas popularity is perhaps a sign that the 31 year-old will be a hands on mother.
Despite suffering from accute morning sickness at the start of her pregnany, Kate has since bloomed as a mother to be and returned to full health, completing four royal engagements last week alone.
Braving the snow the five month pregnant royal spent the day on Friday with trainee Scout volunteers in Cumbria where she helped bake bread and supervise groups of youngsters.
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