The Prince and Princess of Wales are enjoying a fun day at a military air show today with their three children.
Looking typically chic, Kate, 41, who is the patron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, opted for a statement beige blazer with a white blouse and toured a plane with her youngest son, Prince Louis, five.
She joined Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, eight, at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.
The three young royals looked delighted to start their summer holiday – even if the weather wasn’t playing ball with gray skies providing an overcast backdrop to the action.
George, Charlotte and Louis Kate, who is a patron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, and William, 41, attended the Gloucestershire Airshow, broke away from school for the summer.
The Prince and Princess of Wales enjoyed a fun day out at a military air show today with their three children – Kate stunning in a beige striped blazer
The Princess of Wales with Prince Louis during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo
The family boarded a plane during their visit to the event today as the three young royals kicked off their summer holiday in style.
The event is one of the world’s largest air shows, with all proceeds from the weekend going to The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust – supporting initiatives including engineering and flying scholarships.
Kate took over the role of patron of the Air Cadet Organization from Prince Philip in December 2015. Meanwhile, William served with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force from 2010 to 2013, based at RAF Valley on Anglesey.
The family came out after a royal expert claimed William was a ‘hands-on, caring father’ and ‘not a workaholic like his father King Charles’.
The Prince of Wales, 40, completed just 190 engagements last year compared to his father’s 497 – but former BBC royal correspondent Jenny Bond praised William’s different approach to royal life.
He said the father of three is making his family a priority because he knows how important it is to his children [Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five] ‘On weekends and whenever he can’.
William has previously commented on the monarch’s workaholic nature, saying in a 2018 BBC documentary that he wanted to spend more ‘family time’ with his hard-working father.
Ok speaking! magazine, Jenny said: ‘Due to the late Queen’s ill health, William has probably had to move into his full-time royal job faster than he had hoped, but you can see now how committed he is.
‘However, I also really appreciate the fact that he is not a workaholic like his father, he knows how important family life is… He seems to be a complete, hands-on, caring father,’ she added.
Kate joined nine-year-old Prince George, eight-year-old Princess Charlotte and five-year-old Prince Louis at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.
A little wave from Louis! Five-year-old Rajkumar (pictured left) appeared to greet the cameras while on the show with his mother (pictured right).
The Princess of Wales chats with Prince Louis during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo
Princess Charlotte was joined by her mother, the Princess of Wales, at today’s event
Prince, Son and Heir – Charles was asked in 2018 by the 70 BBC documentary whether his father ‘had time to be a grandfather on top of everything else’, William replied cautiously.
In previous years, Charles has privately expressed his frustration that he doesn’t get to see his grandchildren as much as the Middleton family, a claim his aides have always vehemently dismissed.
But his eldest son has made it clear that he wants to spend more ‘family time’ with his hard-working father.
William said: ‘It’s something I’m working on more heavily, put it that way. I think he has time for it, but I wish he spent more time with the kids.
‘Now he’s in his 70s it’s a good time to consolidate a bit because, as most families do, you’re worried about being around them and making sure they’re in good health – and he’s the fittest man I know but equally I want him. Must be fit till 95 years of age.
‘So it will be lovely to spend more time with him at home and be able to play with the grandchildren. Because when he’s there, he’s brilliant. But we need as many as possible there.’
William added: ‘He has amazing personal discipline. So, he has – and this has frustrated me a lot in the past – he has a routine. The only way to fit all these things is to split things up. The man never stops.
‘I mean when we were kids there were bags and bags and work bags that the office sent him. We rarely go to his desk to say goodnight to him.’
But it’s been a busy few weeks for Kate, with the Princess attending Wimbledon last week.
The mother-of-three – who has been patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 2016 – looked elegant as she arrived on Tuesday in a smart pleated white skirt and mint £1,950 Balmain blazer.
For the event, she wore her hair in loose waves over her shoulders and opted for neutral makeup with a touch of eyeliner and blusher.
Meanwhile she kept her jewelery simple, with a pearl bracelet and £72 chunky knot baroque pearl earrings.
Kate’s choice of Balmain for her dress marks the first time the royal has been spotted at the French label. Celebrity fans of the fashion house include Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian.
Meanwhile Balmain’s creative director previously said he would love to dress Kate’s sister-in-law Meghan Markle, describing her as ‘confident, sexy and dignified’.
As the game began on Center Court, Kate was seated in the royal box, where she received a standing ovation.
During the outing, Kate put on a friendly display as she welcomed close friend Roger Federer to a special event at Wimbledon.
Federer, 41, was among enthusiastic admirers as he was honored for his great sporting achievements on Center Court after retiring from the game last year.
Meanwhile his wife Mirka watched in the Royal Box, where other guests included Prince Michael of Kent and his daughter Lady Gabriella and former Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha.
As a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and a sports fan, the Princess of Wales has developed a strong bond with the Royal Box regular and eight-time Wimbledon winner.
He even broke royal protocol in 2017 and planted three kisses on his cheek as he congratulated the athlete on winning the tournament for the eighth time, while the Prince of Wales and Federer’s wife Mirka looked on.
The playful friendship extends beyond the court, with Kate and Roger working on several projects together and both starring in a video in late June highlighting the work of the ball boys and girls, putting the royal tennis star through her paces.