At the moment, Prince William and Kate Middleton are enjoying their holiday in Mustique, with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. This is not the couple’s first visit to the island, having visited it back in 2008 way before their wedding. This trip will feel a lot different seeing that they are now a family of five, unlike past kid-free vacation, but this shouldn’t stop the royal couple from enjoying the things they love doing while there.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, and playing tennis are just a couple of things Will and Kate could do while on holiday. On previous trips like this, the athletic couple impressed fellow holidaymakers with their driving ability. Martin Katz, a famed Beverly Hills jeweler, and his wife Kelly met the Royals in 2008 and speaking exclusively to HELLO! in 2015, Kelly revealed: “They’re quite the sportsmen. We went diving and they went very deep, more than 90ft. Our instructor said Martin and I weren’t qualified to go on the shark dives they went on.”
Seeing that the island is quite small, it’s not surprising to see that William and Kate, both 36, use this as a chance to dress more casually and blend in with the masses of other tourists. “Kate looked very casual, she wasn’t particularly wearing make-up, she looked lovely,” said Martin. “She just couldn’t be more gracious and talked to everybody who would talk to her. It wasn’t like she was working the room, but if someone wanted to speak to her, she was happy to speak. I think what struck me was that they were human like everybody else, dressing to fit in like everybody else.”
Martin and Kelly met the couple at a cocktail party at the five-star Cotton House resort. “I was at the bar ordering drinks and Kate came over and chatted for a bit,” said Martin. “I told Kelly, ‘Kate’s been chatting me up, you have to be careful!’ Then she invited us to come and meet William.”
We do not know where exactly the couple is staying this time, but if we look at the past, the Duke and Duchess tend to pick the most luxurious accommodations. They usually travel with Kate’s side of the family and have been guests at Villa Hibiscus, owned by the Duchess’ family friends John and Belle Robinson, now separated, who are owners of the Jigsaw fashion chain. William and Kate have also stayed at Villa Aurora, a luxury holiday home owned by the Middletons’ hedge fund millionaire friend Mark Cecil. And in 2015, the Royals were invited to Villa Rocina, a house owned by another of the Middletons’ friends, Violeta Alvarez.
Whenever the Royals decide to go on holiday, they do it in real royal style, bringing with them a butler, driver, private chef and a staff that on 24-hour call. They can just sit back and relax by their private pool, which most likely has a children’s pool-perfect for five-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte and newborn Prince Louis.
On previous trips like this with kids, Kate has taken her nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Buffalo to help care for the children, and we expect her to join them again this year as well. This would give William and Kate some well-deserved date nights and time alone. With its quiet beaches, no-fly zone and exclusivity, it’s easy to see why Mustique is the Royals’ go-to destination.