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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have positioned themselves as future leaders this week, just days before the Queen returns to royal duties.
Queen Elizabeth II, 95, is due to resume her royal duties this weekend and attend the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament, accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The significant engagement will precede his return to Windsor Castle after his summer vacation at his Balmoral in Aberdeenshire.
In the Queen’s absence, members of the Royal Family including her grandson Prince William and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, held the fort by performing a number of public appearances.
Cambridge’s latest outings have generated tremendous excitement from fans and will no doubt have delighted the Queen.
Yesterday, the Cambridges paid a royal visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Derry-Londonderry, a visit royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams called “absolutely wonderful”.
When she returns, the Queen will return and take over the reins of the firm from the Cambridges, Prince Charles and Camilla.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been based in the United States since leaving royal life and although the couple have not yet returned to the United Kingdom as a family unit, there is growing speculation according to which they will visit the Queen this Christmas.
In a comment for News.com.au Royal journalist, Daniela Elser wrote: “There’s a lot going on about the idea of Harry and Meghan (with their baby daughter Lilibet who will then be around six months old and two-and-a-half-year-old son Archie in tow) making the trip back across the pond in mid december which would make sense.
“It would give them the chance to introduce their new bub to her family and the big family reunion, which usually sees the Queen’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren congregating in very well-bred droves, would be one way. less pressure for the Sussexes to enter royal orbit. “