Kate and Prince William are back from their royal honeymoon on North Island in the Seychelles! And they had a really great time!
There are so many warm fuzzies surrounding the vacation, which occurred a little over a week after the couple exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey. Let’s recap!
A St. James’s Palace spokesman: “The couple 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.”
Alain St. Ange, head of the Seychelles tourism board: “They left happy and clearly content with their stay.”
Jean-Paul Adam, Seychelles Foreign Minister: “The people of Seychelles are truly honored that Prince William and his wife chose to return to Seychelles for this special holiday, and we are proud to have been able to offer them a peaceful and private getaway. We hope their stay was everything they had hoped for, and we look forward to welcoming them back to our shores again in the future.”
Patrick Pillay, Seychelles High Commissioner to Great Britain: “In a world of so much turmoil, they bring a welcome and much needed breath of fresh air with their warmth and humility.”
See? So many warm fuzzies! Even more warm fuzzies: the Duke and Duchess invited the coast guard ashore to thank them personally for helping maintain their privacy. William also supposedly told the locals this was the best trip he’s ever taken. Awwww! However, this wasn’t their first trip to the African island nation — four years ago they vacationed on the island of Desroches.
Will and Kate rented out all 11 villas at the North Island Lodge for their 10-day excursion, which cost a reported $720,000. The pair have returned to Anglesey, where they’ll go grocery shopping and be an otherwise (sort of) normal couple in Wales.
And now, some photos of where the royal newlyweds stayed. SO PRETTY:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Return From Honeymoon [Daily Telegraph]
Prince William & Kate Middleton End Seychelles Honeymoon [AP via HuffPost Style]