Last month, Prince William and Kate Middleton married in front of millions. The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then followed that up with an intensely private honeymoon on a beautiful island in the Seychelles. Now, the Royal couple have headed back home, but not before they were almost invaded by other vacationers.
A royal statement has confirmed that William and Kate landed back in the UK late on Friday (May 20).
The royal couple had honeymooned on a remote Indian Ocean island retreat in the Seychelles, which is situated about 1,000 miles east of Kenya. It is the ultimate sun, sea and sand vacation. But William and Kate didn’t look all that tanned after their 10 day stay. Perhaps they spent a lot of time in their villa?
The statement from the Royal household at St. James’ Palace said that they “thoroughly enjoyed their time together, and they are grateful to the Seychelles government for their assistance in making the honeymoon such a memorable and special 10 days.”
“They left happy, and clearly content with their stay,” said the head of the Seychelles tourism board, who reportedly witnessed the couple departing for home.
This exclusive honeymoon was also incredibly expensive. Sources say that the cost of security to keep away photographers and others who would wish to spy on William and Kate sent the honeymoon costs soaring over $700,000.
Despite the tight security, of commoners nearly crashed the newlyweds’ vacation. An Austrian couple sailing a catamaran in the Seychelles saw what they assumed to be a deserted isle. However, when they tried to land there, royal security personnel quickly asked them to leave.
Prince William, second in line to the British throne, will now resume his duties as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot on the island of Anglesey, in Wales. His bride, Catherine, will resume life as a Royal housewife. The couple will reportedly not have any household staff on Anglesey.