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Prince William and Duchess Catherine go from tropical holiday to country retreat for second half of summer holiday

The perfect spot for family bonding time!

From tropical holiday to country retreat, it looks like the Cambridge clan are staying at their Norfolk residence for the second half of their royal summer break.

The family of five, thought to be enjoying their first holiday since welcoming Prince Louis in April, are reported to have just returned to the UK after visiting Mustique, an island in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Caribbean getaway is a firm favourite of William and Kate, with the family attempting to join the Middleton's at the Island on their annual holiday.

The last time Kate was in Mustique, back in 2015 during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte.

News the Cambridges had returned a little closer to home was shared by Twitter user Cepe Smith, who spotted Prince William seemingly travelling to Anmer Hall just yesterday after an engagement in France.

"The Cambridge are definitely at Anmer as William travelled to and from France via RAF Marham Norfolk ," Hello reports Cepe tweeted.

Anmer Hall, Catherine and William's country escape and former full-time residence.

And while leaving a tropical Island holiday may seem a bit depressing, it's certainly not the case when your second holiday spot is Anmer Hall.

The 10-bedroom Georgian mansion was the family's full-time home until they moved to 1A at Kensington Palace in London, back in mid-2017, making it George and Charlotte's first ever home.

The mansion boasts a swimming pool as well as a private tennis court which the young couple had installed when they lived at the property full time. Perhaps it was a move by the Duke and Duchess to try and further their children's interests in one of their favourite sports?

Prince Louis may be too little to pick up a tennis racket just yet, but there is no doubt this trip will be packed with special memories for him as well.

Kate revealed it was the simple pleasures in life she cherished most with her children.

Earlier in the year, 36-year-old Kate revealed it was the simple pleasures in life she cherished most with her children - which their time at Anmer Hall will surely be full of!

"Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish," she penned in a letter for Children's Hospice Week.