Kate Middleton is taking a break from her royal duties to celebrate her niece's birthday with her three children.

Prince William attended several Commonwealth Day events alone while Kate was away.

Rumors suggest that Kate is avoiding interaction with William due to his alleged affair with one of her best friends.

Kate only attended the King's service at Westminster Abbey before leaving for her trip.

The British people were surprised by Kate's absence at the Commonwealth events.

Kate moved out of Buckingham Palace to a smaller residence due to negative press regarding her marriage.

Family sources say Kate needs time with her mother's relatives to relax.

Kate's absence from royal duties is causing speculation about the future of her role in the royal family.

The controversy surrounding Prince William's alleged affair is causing tension within the royal family.