Prince William and Kate treat George, Charlotte and Louis to holiday on Isles of Scilly

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Prince William and Kate have taken their children on a modest holiday on the Isles of Scilly during half term this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rented a cottage with their kids George, Charlotte and Louis for a short break off the Cornish coast.

They reportedly stayed in a four-bedroom stone cottage during their staycation.

Prince Charles has a house – Tamarisk – on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly which is available to rent through the Duchy of Cornwall Holiday Cottages website.

The property is a cottage built in brick in the mid 1960s and later renovated.

It is not clear whether William and Kate stayed there during their holiday on the island, but it is believed the property they rented had similar characteristics.

One holidaymaker who saw the Cambridges during their holiday told The Sun : “We hardly noticed at first as they seemed a normal family on holiday intent on keeping themselves to themselves.

“The place where they were staying was quite modest and certainly not hugely luxurious.

“We couldn’t help thinking what the weather might be like in California – but it’s much better to be holidaying here in Britain.”

William regularly visited the Isles of Scilly with his dad, mum Diana and brother Harry when they were kids.

The Cambridges’ holiday comes as Harry and Meghan continue to build their lives in California.

After quitting as senior members of the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to the US where they currently live in a £11m mansion.

Their house has a grand total of nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms.

It also boasts a swimming pool, library, gym, wet and dry saunas, games room and home theatre.

According to reports, there is also a separate guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It comes as a royal expert said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may never fully heal.

Speaking on the Mirror’s royal podcast, Pod Save the Queen, Ingrid Seward said: “You never know with family relationships.

“Sometimes it becomes more of an effort to try and repair it, than it is just to leave it as it is.

“I rather doubt that they will ever get back to how they used to be. I really don’t think so. I think that’s probably a broken relationship.”