Prince William appeared “relaxed” and on his game today during the Jerudong Trophy, a charity polo match held in aid of Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint and WellChild. The Duke of Cambridge played alongside his younger brother, Prince Harry.
Daily Express royal reporter Richard Palmer was at the match, noting on Twitter that there was “no sign of a helicopter,” and that the Duke didn’t think his wife would be going into labor today.
William and Harry also played in a match yesterday for Tusk Trust and Sentebale on the estate of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“We weren’t expecting William to be here, it was a lovely surprise,” Tusk’s chief executive Charlie Mayhew told People‘s Simon Perry. “He was on really good form.”
The Sunday Express reports that the Duchess of Cambridge left Kensington Palace Friday night to spend the weekend at her parents Bucklebury home.
“Being back at home in Bucklebury is the one place where Kate can truly relax, especially with all the building work going on at Kensington Palace,” a royal source told the paper. “She knows her mum will take good care of her and William can also rest assured that she’s in safe hands.
“Kate is very family orientated so it is only natural that she would want to spend as much time as possible with her parents before the baby arrives.”
William has ended his current shift with the RAF ahead of the baby’s arrival. He will take two weeks paternity leave, then return to duty.