Prince William's Paternity Leave Comes to an End as Carole Middleton Gets Ready to Plan Your Next Family Party!

Princess Charlotte’s family members begin to adjust to the new royal dynamics

By Mike Vulpo May 18, 2015 10:04 PMTags
Prince William, Duke of CambridgeAP Photo/Matt Dunham

Sorry Princess Charlotte, but daddy has to go back to work!

More than two weeks after Kate Middleton welcomed a baby girl, proud dad Prince William arrived in Switzerland Monday morning for his first royal duty since paternity leave.

While the trip may be less than two days, Prince Harry's brother had a full agenda that included a series of meetings centered on United for Wildlife.

The important cause is a collaboration of conservation groups and The Royal Foundation fighting illegal wildlife trade. William is expected to be back in the London area Tuesday where he will meet up with England's women's soccer team later in the week.

While the father of two gets back in the swing of things professionally, Carole Middleton is hard at work helping out her daughter Kate raise two beautiful kids.

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She's also finding time to write articles for Little London magazine as a contributing editor. In her first post, the grandma revealed tips to throwing the most magical summer party.

"I am thrilled to have joined the Little London team and look forward to updating you on the most exciting products and trends from within the children's entertainment industry," she shared. "I love sourcing and developing new products and I'm delighted to share my favorite finds with Little London readers."

Trust us, as the co-owner of Party Pieces with her husband Michael, this writer has a little experience (and expertise) in the industry.

From piñatas and croquet sets to bounce houses and popcorn party stalls, Carole shared a wide variety of items perfect for any celebration.

"We've always believed that parties do not have to be lavish and expensive occasions and it's amazing what you can achieve by being clever and creative," she confessed. "Children love being out in the fresh air and there's nothing better than hosting a party outside, plus it saves on tidying up!"

With Prince George's second birthday coming this July, we have a feeling Carole will have a few clever tricks up her sleeves to make the celebration unforgettable.

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