Imagine, for a second, that you’re Kate Middleton or Prince William. You’re about to take centre stage at the wedding to end all weddings this Friday, which means that on Saturday morning you can breathe a big sigh of relief and jet off on your extremely well-deserved honeymoon. So where do you go?
Well… THAT is the (other) big question. Philippe Brown of bespoke travel company Brown & Hudson says that while he ‘can’t confirm or deny whether we are involved in the wedding’ >squeal!<, he has some ideas of where Kate and William might be heading after their big day this Friday.
We know that W&K are planning to spend their first night as a married couple in London, and suggestions as to where they’ll head after that have varied from Australia to Kenya, with Jordan (where Kate spent some of her childhood) being the current top tip. Brown feels this is a diversion tactic, however. ‘Jordan is wonderful’ he says ‘but what you can do in the desert is a two or three day trip… this is definitely a red herring - I can’t see it to be honest’. SO where DOES he see William and Kate Catherine heading on April 30th?
Well, Brown reckons that the Scilly Isles (above) is the most likely candidate, not only because it’s a part of the Duchy of Cornwall (owned by the Prince of Wales), but also because ‘we’re in a recession and William and Kate are a modern couple’, and therefore understand that travelling anywhere famed for being luxurious or decadent would be viewed as inappropriate.
Another view, says Jos Davies of cutting edge travel experts Black Tomato, is that Kate and William might head to the idyllic island of Desroches in the Seychelles, which is where the couple are believed to have travelled in 2007 to rekindle their relationship after separating. She also suggests, as Grazia Daily have already reported, that Necker Island (above), owned by Richard Branson (whose son and daughter, Sam and Holly are friends of the couple) might be a possible location, since it offers incredible scenery as well as the privacy they’re likely to be craving.
As Philippe Brown points out, however, it’s important to remember that Kate and William are not like us – their honeymoon isn’t their single big trip for 2011 – they already have a tour of Canada planned for June, and William visited Australia in March. So while we might be tempted to opt for the sunniest of sunny locations if we were in their shoes, it’s entirely possible that for William and Kate, a holiday close to home is what’s called for. Watch this space!
- Alex Butt