Oooh, so it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have flown to Mustique, all undercover. I’m not going to talk too much sh-t right now, for several reasons. One, it’s been a few years – that we know of – since William and Kate have gone to Mustique. Of course they’ve been on holiday a lot in the past five years, but reportedly, they last time they were in Mustique, it was in 2015 (as I said though, I suspect they’ve vacationed there at least once in the past three years, we just didn’t hear about it). Secondly, I’m not going to talk sh-t about it because at this very moment, I’m not going to begrudge Kate and William some downtime with their kids and with the Middleton family. And thirdly, I kind of believe Harry and Meghan will go on vacation in the next month as well, so I don’t want to be accused of double-standards. Here’s the evidence:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are believed to be enjoying their first holiday as a family of five in Mustique. While no photographic proof has surfaced, Twitter is rife with comments that the royals have headed to the Caribbean. According to royal blogger Tea Time with the Cambridges, the family were spotted arriving at St Lucia airport, where they then boarded a private plane to their next destination – the small island of Mustique. Kate’s family, the Middletons, were also spotted. Kensington Palace has declined to comment.
Mustique, which is a favourite with royalty and celebrities alike, is extremely exclusive. It has around 100 luxury villas and operates a no-fly zone over the area, which would be perfect for the Cambridges and their young children. The royals would be able to soak up the sun and enjoy some relaxed, carefree downtime away from the public eye.
It’s not clear which of the Middletons have joined the party, but Kate’s parents Carole and Michael are likely to be in Mustique too, as is Kate’s younger sister Pippa, who may be enjoying a babymoon with her husband James Matthews ahead of the arrival of their first child. The group also have extra reason to celebrate – not only would the Cambridges be marking their first holiday as a family of five, but William and Kate’s son Prince George is turning five on Sunday.
If this is correct – and it probably is – then good for them. *shrug* Kate actually deserves a holiday after giving birth to baby Lou, and taking a holiday with three kids PLUS her parents PLUS her sister and Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews doesn’t actually sound all that relaxing. As for William – he’s been working more as well, so he’s seen as more “deserving” of a vacation too. That was always one of my biggest problems with their endless vacation cycles previously – they seemed to take more time and effort into planning their vacations than they did actually working.
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