The couple are concerned about Kate getting lonely

The Royal Family are rallying around Kate Middleton as she prepares for her 6-week separation from Prince William.

RAF co-pilot Wills, 29, is off to the Falkland Islands on a tour of duty and is expected leave on 1 February.

Kate
will have to cope with Royal protocol and official events without her
protective’ husband to turn to for support, something she’s told
friends she still doesn’t feel ready for.

It’s taken a lot of coaching to work through her nerves,’ says Now’s insider.

Usually she has Wills by her side – now she’ll be without him.’

But Prince Charles and Camilla have reportedly invited the Duchess Of Cambridge, 30, to stay with them, to help her feel less lonely.

Camilla sees Kate as another daughter,’ a source tells the Mail Online.

‘She knows Kate is concerned about William being away and has told her she is welcome at Clarence House whenever she wants.’

William joined Kate and her family for a holiday on the Caribbean island of Mustique this week ahead of his flight to the South Atlantic.

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