AceShowbiz - Kate Middleton has been on maternity leave since giving birth to Prince Louis in April, but it looks like she is now ready to go back to work. The mother of three recently attended an important engagement along with her husband, Prince William.
Miguel Head, who have worked for the Duke of Cambridge for ten years, stepped down for his position earlier this year. Thus, Kate and William held a farewell meeting for the former senior advisor as civil servant Simon Case has been chosen to take over his job in serving the 36-year-old royal. The meeting was held in private and was solely attended by Kate, William and Miguel.
This report has been confirmed by the Court Circular, the official record of past royal engagements. The organization said in a statement to ELLE U.K., "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon received Mr. Miguel Head upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to His Royal Highness."
News of her attendance at the private meeting signal that her maternity leave is nearing its end and she will likely return to work in the near future. It remains unknown when Kate will exactly attend her first official royal engagement, but royal biographer Duncan Larcombe previously stated that Kate could go back to work in October.
"It is traditional for new royal moms to take a six-month break from official engagements," she said. "The wedding doesn't count because it was a 'family affair' but other than that, she will pick and choose her engagements. If she wanted, Kate could disappear into the background until October!"
Hello's reporter, Emily Andrews, similarly stated that Kate would be back in October, when she would be joining a few engagements and "building up to Christmas." Emily additionally reported that mental health would be a focus of her engagements.