The big change to Prince William and Kate Middleton's future royal tours

Although most of us are bound by 20 or so days of annual leave a year, things aren't quite the same for the Royal Family, who are lucky enough to jet all around the world as part of their job. In 2022, Prince William and Kate Middleton embarked on a massive royal tour of the Caribbean to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and more recently, King Charles III and Queen Camilla headed to Germany ahead of the coronation.

And it seems the Royal Family are set for even more globetrotting, as it was revealed last year that the newly-crowned monarch is planning the largest ever series of official tours across the UK, the Commonwealth and other countries as a means to "extend a hand of friendship and support". The United States, Australia and New Zealand are understood to be on the priority list for Charles, as well as other countries including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

As well as Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales will no doubt be instrumental in Charles' plans for said royal tours – but the duo are predicted to keep their travels much shorter than usual to instead focus on spending as much time with their children as possible.

"William and Catherine are really the stars of the Royal Family these days. They have youth on their side and a good dusting of glamour surrounds them," royal expert Jennie Bond told OK!.

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"They are also extremely popular both here and abroad. So there is no doubt that the foreign office will be calling on them to carry out some high-profile royal tours," Bond added. "But I think the days of lengthy tours, leaving the children to be looked after by nannies, are over. Largely, I think the school holidays will be respected, and future tours will be short and extremely busy."

Elsewhere in her chat with OK!, Bond shared her thoughts on what destinations will be on the Royal Family's must-visit list. "The US is always important," the expert said, referencing the "special relationship" the UK has with The States. "Americans are also incredibly keen on and fascinated by the royals," she added.

"The Commonwealth countries are particularly important," she added, pointing out that "it will be interesting to see where the royals go in the coming months" due to "the noises being made by quite a few countries to ditch the monarchy."

She went on: "Every tour carries its sensitivities, but visits to the Caribbean, Australia and Canada are now quite tricky and will need a lot of planning and a great deal of care."

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