In all of the professional and amateur analysis of Prince William and Duchess Kate and when they will finally get down to royal baby-making and whether or not William is kind of bored with poor Kate, one topic kept on coming up as an “excuse” for why they haven’t gotten pregnant yet. That topic? William and Kate were expected to go on a grueling Asian trip in the fall, all part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities, in which the Queen and/or members of the royal family visit commonwealth countries and countries with close ties to the UK. Everyone kept going on and on and on about how much planning was going into Will and Kate’s trip and they made it sound like it was going to be the most extensive and tedious royal tour ever.
Well, yesterday the dates and specifics of the tour were announced. The “tour” lasts ONE WEEK. For real! True, it sounds like a very busy, even a grueling week. But it’s just one week. And that’s the reason Kate and William are putting off baby-making? The basic schedule: Singapore (September 11-12), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo, from September 13 to September 15); the Solomon Islands (September 16-18); and finally, Tuvalu (September 18 to September 19). Eight or nine days, depending on where you count the beginning and the end of a full day. And probably 30 outfits for Kate. SO MUCH SHOPPING!! And she’ll have to bring her hair guy too. Here’s more about the tour.
The Pacific islands of Solomon and Tuvalu will host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Diamond Jubilee visit in September, St James’s Palace has confirmed. William and Kate are likely to enjoy a rapturous welcome from the residents of the remote outcrops as they celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign.
Kate has already revealed that William has been practising his dance moves ahead of their trip to the Solomon Islands, a former British protectorate off the coast of Australia.
The Duchess spoke about the Duke’s special preparations when the royal couple met the Solomon Islands’ governor general Sir Frank Kabui at a reception last month following a Diamond Jubilee thanksgiving service.
During the event at the Guildhall, William said: “We’re extremely excited. Both of us have never been anywhere near there.”
Kate giggled as she added: “William’s been practising his dance moves.”
During their Diamond Jubilee tour the royal couple will visit Singapore from September 11-13 and travel on to Malaysia where they will tour Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo from September 13-15.
The visit to the Solomon Islands will be held from September 16-18 and the final stop will be the tiny nation of Tuvalu from September 18-19.
A St James’s Palace spokesman said further details about the tour would be released later in the summer.
I hope William does dance. I hope Kate dances too. It’s a royal tradition! But no one dances like Prince Harry during a royal tour!
Anyway, Will and Kate will visit the world’s oldest rainforest of Borneo (they get to hang out with orangutans, lucky!), and they will be the first members of the royal family to visit Tuvalu (which is just 10 square miles in total) since 1982. OH!! The Telegraph says they will have an entourage of nine people, and one of those people is definitely Kate’s hair guy. Of course! Kate also gets to bring her “aide” Rebecca Deacon (who probably has the easiest job in the world), plus press officers, a personal assistant and “an orderly”…? And maybe then, after all of that, Kate and William will finally get around to making a baby. Just kidding, they’ll just go on vacation for a month after the tour.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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