This is where Kate and Will stayed for their summer staycation last week

Even royals need a break sometimes, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took advantage of the summer holidays last week to take their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, on a short staycation to the Isles of Scilly.

Kate and Will in Tresco
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the Isles of Scilly, Tresco in 2016. REX/Shutterstock

It’s not the first time the couple have visited the tiny island of Tresco – Kate and Will made an official visit together in 2016, when Prince William promised to return soon. And royal fans will remember photos of Prince William holidaying at Tresco with his brother Prince Harry, father Prince Charles and their late mother Diana, Princess of Wales back in 1989, making the Cambridge’s summer holiday this year a nostalgic one for William.

While the Duke and Duchess’ last trip was very much a ‘work trip’, this time round it was purely a family affair. They stayed at Dolphin House, which is owned by Prince Charles, as is the whole island of Tresco, which the Duke of Cambridge will one day inherit from his father.

Kate and Will in Tresco
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the Isles of Scilly, Tresco in 2016. REX/Shutterstock

So what do the Cambridges get up to on a summer holiday? It has been reported that they were spotted taking bike rides around the car-free island, as well as chatting to locals. Dolphin House is situated close to the beach, so we’re sure there were a few bucket and spade-laden trips there, too.

The Scilly island of Tresco is accessible only by air or sea, so the family of five enjoyed a quick helicopter ride to access the island.

Dolphin House

After the royal family departed from Tresco via the island’s heliport on Thursday afternoon, a local onlooker told The Mail on Sunday: ‘William and Kate were both smiling widely and looked really happy and relaxed. Their bodyguards had big smiles too – it was clear to see that it had been a really good holiday.’ Sounds like it was well-deserved break all round.