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Kate and Wills to honeymoon in $9k-a-night villa

MSN NZ Travel Bite Staff
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Prince William and his newlywed bride Catherine Middleton are set to honeymoon in a $9000-a-night island villa.
Prince William and his newlywed bride Catherine Middleton are set to honeymoon in a $9000-a-night island villa.

Prince William and his newlywed bride Catherine Middleton are set to honeymoon in a $9000-a-night island villa.

Wills and Kate will want to make the most of their time together before he is sent to serve in the Falklands for 10 weeks, according to British media reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will stay on an Indian Ocean island for 10 days later this month, the Daily Mail reported.

The newspaper said it would not be revealing the exact location for security reasons.

The two will reportedly 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 two weeks ago to ''ensure it would give the couple the privacy they crave''.

Each luxury villa is said to be hand-crafted out of local wood and feature an open-air bathroom with sunken bath and shower.

User comments
If i had the money i would go on the same trip sounds lovely congratulations on your wedding will and kate. I bet if they got the chance to decide, i dont think their wedding would have been as extravigant but it comes with the position of being a royal so i think they deserve to at least choose where and how to honeymoon.
I can't believe the narrow minded people who begrudge Will & Kate their privacy. We all know how their every move is captured by the press. A week on the Gold Coast would be a nightmare for them. Unfortunately we have to accept that the privacy they deserve doesn't come cheap. I defy anyone to find a cheaper place for people of their fame to get away from those who would spoil their celebrations. I for one say they deserve it.
Unlike John Key, William and Kate are using their own money to pay for this, I expect. Celebrities often spend ridiculous amounts on ridiculous things, but a wedding and honeymoon are a bit different. I think they are entitled to it.
What to you expect, their holiday is being paid for by the ordinary tax payer. The Queen being the richest person in the world, why didnt she pay for the wedding. I hope they dont come here and bludge of us NZers.
Surely I am not alone in noting the irony of the $90,000 William and Kate plan to spend on their honeymoon accommodation plus the costs of additional security and private jet transportation when William's military annual salary is nearly $10,000 less than that and he is Patron of one or more charitable organisations who are struggling to fund raise especially in these recessionary times. After a very expensive wedding admittedly adored by the masses, their overall credability is now really at stake. In reality, most of us are experiencing very difficult financial times and they should be demonstrating finacial constraints accordingly !
never mind the $9k a night its their honeymoon n its their money, they deserv it,im so proud of wills nd kate wishing you all the best for the future as a married couple nd enjoy your honeymoon..
There is a lot of praise about their economy in this resession but I think they have blown it at $9000 a night. Surely there is cheaper privacy to be had.
The Price per night? Is it realy important? Only to those that couldn't afford it themselves (most of us). And why? Petty jealousy, its uggly, why can't we just wish them well and leave them to get on with life.
awsome hope they get the privacy they need it will be good for them to relax and enjoy there own company

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