The Prince and Princess of Wales have returned to their royal duties after spending Easter holidays with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The royal couple has resumed their official engagements and is set to attend several events in the coming weeks.
William, 40, and Kate, 41, will visit Birmingham on Thursday to celebrate the city's diverse culture and heritage and meet future leaders in the creative industries. The visit will see the royal couple host local business owners at an event in The Rectory, located in the historic Jewellery Quarter.
The Prince will attend a service to commemorate Anzac Day in London next Tuesday, marking the start of a very busy few weeks for the royal family. The countdown is on for King Charles's coronation at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, and Prince George, who has been given a starring role as one of his grandfather's Pages of Honour, is likely to take part in rehearsals.
The King has reportedly been practising for his coronation, using staging set up in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the coronation, members of the royal family are expected to attend a reception at the palace on Friday 5 May. The Dutch royal court confirmed that King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, their eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, and former Queen Beatrix will be among the foreign royals on the guest list.
Sunday 7 May will see members of the public throw street parties in aid of the Big Lunch, and in the evening, a star-studded concert will be held at Windsor Castle. On Bank Holiday Monday, people are being encouraged to volunteer and help out within their local community as part of the Big Help Out campaign.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were last seen publicly with their children at the Easter Sunday church service in Windsor. There will also be personal celebrations for the Wales family over the coming weeks with Prince Louis' fifth birthday this Sunday. William and Kate will then mark their 12th wedding anniversary on 29 April, followed by Princess Charlotte's eighth birthday on 2 May.
The resumption of the Prince and Princess's duties marks an important period for the royal family, with the coronation of King Charles drawing closer. The family is preparing for the grand ceremony, and members are set to attend various events in the lead-up to the coronation.
With the current restrictions in place due to the pandemic, the public celebrations are expected to be smaller in scale, but the royal family remains committed to carrying out their duties and engaging with the community. The Wales family will undoubtedly have a busy few weeks ahead, with their children's birthdays and the coronation of the new king marking significant milestones in their lives.