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Prince William & Kate Middleton's Summer Vacation Plans Are Fit for a Queen

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Prince William and Kate Middleton just moved into their little newlywed pad royal palace, but the pair won't be spending much time there before heading out on summer vacation.

So where they going?

Well, since they've already done a good amount of traveling, they're going to stick close to the (royal) family...

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The couple has previously stated that they wanted to steer clear of the spotlight for a bit in order to focus on doing newlywed type of things.

And getting to know your significant other's family is one of those kinds of things, so Kate will be canoodling with her hubby at Balmoral in Scotland to get some face time with the Queen, The Telegraph reports.

"This is quite an important visit for Kate because, believe it or not, the Queen does not really know her very well at all. Kate has never had an invitation before to stay at Balmoral—but she is family now and the Queen wants to get to know her," Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty, said.

It's actually royal tradition for the Duke and Duchess to visit Scotland, but unlike older generations who tend to go up for several weeks each summer it's likely the Will and Kate will only manage to stay for one weekend.

Hey, they're busy!

"The Prince has a full time job and is likely to only have time for a long weekend," a palace source told The Telegraph.

Plus, they already broke tradition by not spending some of their honeymoon in Balmoral, so they've got some catching up to do.

"It is an important visit in many ways—not least because the Queen will want Kate to meet all the staff—one day she will be responsible for them," says Seward. "The Queen needs to present Kate to Scotland. The time has come."

No pressure, Kate.

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