Prince William and Kate Middleton were spotted taking children to this special location on Prince Louis' birthday weekend

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In at London on April 23, 2020 in London
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Prince William and Kate Middleton were reportedly spotted over the weekend enjoying some family time with their children at a particularly special location, just days after Prince Louis' birthday.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were supposedly spotted at Sandringham Country Park this weekend, along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. This day trip comes during a difficult time for the Royal Family, sometimes called The Firm (opens in new tab), as they grieve the loss of Prince Philip.

Though the Duke of Edinburgh’s death (opens in new tab) did not change the royal line of succession (opens in new tab), it has changed the monarchy as we know it.

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His and the Queen’s ten great-grandchildren (opens in new tab) no doubt miss him terribly and William and Kate are set to keep Philip’s memory alive (opens in new tab) with their children. Philip was also likely in the Cambridge’s thoughts as they celebrated happier times last week. 

Not only did Prince Louis turn 3 (opens in new tab) on April 23, just days after the Queen’s birthday (opens in new tab), but he also started nursery that week.

Following these milestone occasions, it’s said that Kate and William took George, Charlotte and Louis to Norfolk. 

Where did Prince William and Kate Middleton take their children?

According to Hello! magazine, Prince William and Kate Middleton were spotted with their children at the new Sandringham Children’s Play Area on Sunday.

The play area is located on the Queen’s Norfolk estate and has recently been renovated in a touching nod to Kate herself.

It's said the revamp was inspired by Kate’s Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show back in 2019.

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The Duchess of Cambridge even included a secret childhood memory (opens in new tab) in the garden and the Cambridge family love being immersed in nature. It was whilst visiting the garden that a relaxed William revealed his unusual nickname for Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab)

And if reports are true, it seems their children were amongst the first to enjoy Sandringham's new play area. 

It re-opened on Louis’ birthday and now reportedly boasts a rope swing and a teepee hideaway, as well as a tube slide and a tree house.

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Prince William and Kate’s visit came after they returned to London after spending the recent lockdown (opens in new tab) in Norfolk.

Despite splitting their time between Kensington Palace and their country home, Anmer Hall, Kate in particular is known for her love of nature. 

This family trip sounds like the perfect way to spend a sunny day!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.