William and Kate plan second honeymoon on South Pacific island

William and Kate plan second honeymoon on South Pacific island
William and Kate plan second honeymoon on South Pacific island


It's been barely 18 months since their first honeymoon - but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning another romantic break.

According to the Daily Mail, the royal couple are expected to spend a night on a deserted island - known as one the South Pacific's 'best kept secrets' - as part of an official tour to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

The couple will begin the nine-day tour in Singapore on September 11, before heading to Kuala Lumpur, Borneo and the Solomon Islands.

Towards the end of the tour, they will then be whisked to the five-star Tavanipupu Private Island Resort, where they will be guests of the Solomon Islands government.

They have been invited to stay in a £300-a-night thatched bungalow, which has been built over the clear waters of the Coral Sea.

During the tour, Kate and William will have an orchid named after them in the Botanic Gardens. Then, Kate will give her first foreign speech abroad, during a visit to a hospice in Kuala Lumpur.

They will trek into the jungle at Danum Valley in Borneo, where they hope to see the endangered orangutan, and will be guests of honour at at state dinner in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands.

At the end of the stay, Kate and William will leave their romantic retreat and head for the small island of Tuvalu.

The couple will arrive by private jet, but locals hope that they will continue a custom started by the Queen when she visited the island in 1982 and was carried ashore by Prince Philip after making their way from the Royal Yacht Britannia in a canoe.

The couple's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, told Sky News that the overall purpose of the trip is to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and will involve both formal and informal moments to reflect their characters and interests.

He explained that the couple are also expected to wear some "traditional dress" along the way.

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