Saturday, 8 March 2014
Prince William, Kate Middleton's Vacation in Maldives Costs $10,000 for Four Nights
Five-star couple's retreat! Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently enjoying their weeklong vacation in the Maldives, which started Thursday, Mar. 6, and it's quite the luxurious getaway!
A source tells the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are staying at the brand-new, five-star Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort, which opened just last November, on the southern Noonu Atoll. The resort is part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy luxury conglomerate, and every one of its 45 villas includes gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean and access to private white sandy beaches.
Will and Kate are kicking back in a large two-bedroom island villa, which includes a 41-foot infinity pool and sun deck. According to one insider, a four-night stay at the Cheval Blanc costs $10,000, and a five-course dinner at the resort's luxury Le 1947 restaurant costs about $500 per person -- without drinks. (Kensington Palace refused to comment on the couple's private time.)
While his parents are enjoying their romantic vacation, baby Prince George is staying with his matronal grandparents, Michael and Carole Middleton. The 7-month-old tot will join the Duke and Duchess when the royals embark on a public three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand on April 7. In total, they are expected to visit seven major cities in New Zealand and six cities in Australia.
"For the couple, this visit represents a wonderful opportunity on the one hand for The Duke to deepen his personal relationship with, and admiration for, New Zealand and Australia," Miguel Head, private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge, said in a press conference on Mar. 2. "And on the other, for the Duchess to experience some of the extraordinary warmth and hospitality for which the people of both countries are renowned the world over."
Baby Prince George has already has experienced one overseas vacation with his mom. In January, the baby heir to the British throne visited the West Indies island of Mustique for his grandmother Carole's 59th birthday.