Kate Middleton is to return to royal life next week following a five month maternity leave following the birth her of third child, Prince Louis on April 23.
At the time Kensington Palace noted that the Duchess' priority would be to look after her three young children: Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and five-month-old baby Louis.
‘It is traditional for new royal mums to take a six-month break from official engagements," royal biographer Duncan Larcombe told HarpersBazaar earlier this year.
'Royal Weddings (here’s looking at you Meghan Markle and Prince Harry) don’t count as they are family affairs,’ Larcombe continued: ‘Other than that, if [Kate] wanted, she could disappear into the background until October!’
And just like that Kensington Palace today announced that he Duchess of Cambridge will return from her maternity leave next Tuesday 2nd October.
Kate will visit the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground.
The Duchess will then attend Princess Eugenie's wedding on October 10, she’s also set to become a first-time aunt – her sister Pippa is expecting her first child with husband James Matthews any day now.
Kate has kept a (relatively) low profile over recent months, spotted at the Royal Wedding of her brother-in-law Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in May, then again at Wimbledon – famously with her new sister-in-law Meghan.
The Duchess was also photographed at close friend Sophie Carter’s nuptials over the weekend – where Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined the bridal party.