Duchess Kate and Prince William jet off to the Maldives on romantic holiday

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have jetted off to the Maldives for a week-long relaxing break ahead of their royal tour Down Under.

The Duke and Duchess reportedly touched down in the capital, Malé, on a British Airways flight at 9.45am on Thursday morning.

According to the Mirror, they were whisked away by security officials to the Ibrahin Nasir International Airport VIP Lounge.

The Daily Telegraph reports that there were no sightings of their son, Prince George, prompting speculation it's the first time they've gone away on their own since he was born.

They are thought to be staying at a new private island resort in the northern part of the Indian Ocean nation. According to E! Online, the couple's luxury retreat for the week is based in the Noonu atoll.

It is the second holiday in as many months for the Duchess, who in February was pictured stepping off the plane after landing in Mustique with Prince George to celebrate her mother Carole's birthday.

The royal couple will set off for a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand in April.

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