dailymailco.uk: The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to honeymoon in a £4,000-a-night villa on one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world.
Prince William is to whisk his bride away to a secret hideaway in the Indian Ocean for a ten-day holiday later this month.
It was widely expected that the couple would be going on honeymoon this week after their wedding on Friday. But at the weekend it was announced that the Duke, a search and rescue pilot, would be returning to work tomorrow at RAF Valley on Anglesey.
Which we guess is not bad work if you get it- especially when you only earn just on 38 000 pounds a year as search and rescue pilot. But then again, royalty does have its privileges…
The Mail can reveal that the Duke and Duchess are due to fly out by private jet in mid-May before being taken by helicopter from the mainland to the tropical retreat.
Two Scotland Yard protection officers checked the destination a fortnight ago to ensure it would give the couple the privacy they crave. The Mail is not publishing details of the location, and it is understood that not even Kate is aware of the exact destination.
Not publishing the details of the Royals honeymoon in the event you too decide to take your honeymoon down the road from our collective favorite couple du jour?
The resort, which is surrounded by coconut groves, offers almost complete isolation. Its white sand beaches are bathed by crystal-clear turquoise waters and are a sanctuary for sea turtles.
Only a handful of luxury villas are dotted across the island. Hand-crafted out of local wood, each has an open-air bathroom area with sunken bath and shower, a private garden and a wooden deck with freshwater rock pool and yoga pavilion.
Are you licking your chops in anticipation? Running your own hands through your hair, your tanned skin, the sumptuous daiquiris that will be dripping down your neck as the royal estate foots the bill to your well deserved getaway…
There is a butler on hand in every villa, and a personal chef will conjure up a daily menu based on freshly-caught fish and whatever delicacies the couple wish.
The area is an eco-haven and while snorkelling, kayaking or diving are encouraged, its tranquillity is preserved with a ban on jet skis and similar watersports.
A source said: ‘It’s one of the most incredible places you will ever visit and Kate will have the time of her life. It’s everything you could want from a honeymoon destination and more – beautiful beaches, tropical seas and complete privacy.
Surely even you are tempted to dig into your bank account for your upcoming honeymoon and share the niceties that come with being the second in line to the British throne. Alas.
Isn’t it a maddening delight to know that somewhere in the middle of May, someone you love and adore will be luxuriating in exquisite circumstances- and you there by their side, well at least by proxy…