Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Christmas Card, 2015

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's 10-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte will celebrate her first Easter this Sunday but her father is scheduled to be away that morning.

The U.K.'s Duke of Cambridge is taking a private trip to Kenya over the holiday weekend. He will remain in the country until Easter Sunday, Kensington Palace said in a statement. On Thursday, he will meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and observe conservation and anti-poaching initiatives taking place in Kenya, which are supported by Tusk Trust, a charity of which he is a Royal Patron. The prince is also the president of the United For Wildlife campaign.

During his visit, William will meet with a team of rangers at Lewa Conservancy, co-founded by Ian Craig, to learn about their work protecting rhinos from poaching.

His daughter Jessica "Jecca" Craig, 34, was once linked romantically to William but neither has ever confirmed the rumors. She is getting married Saturday in Lewa, where the prince proposed to Kate in 2010. William will attend Jecca's wedding to conservationist and professor Jonathan Baillie, according to the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph and other outlets.

The palace has not commented, only saying the rest of his trip to Kenya will remain private, the palace added.

It is unclear when the prince is set to depart Kenya and if he will make it back home in time to spend part of Easter Sunday with his wife and kids.

During Easter 2014, William, Kate and son Prince George, now 2, visited Sydney Zoo during a royal trip to Australia.

George had received a christening gift from the Samburu tribe in Kenya when he was four months old—a fattened black bull and goat, the former of which was to grow up in Lewa with four heifers in a bid to create a royal herd.

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