Royal couple head to Seychelles for honeymoon?

12th May 2011

Although officials at Clarence House are keeping their cards close to their chest over the destination of the newly wed royal couple, rumours are growing Prince William and his bride are in the Seychelles.

No confirmation is likely to be forthcoming – with the royal family keen to keep the destination secret – but officials on the ground have offered a number of clues.

Alain St. Ange, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, told eTN: “Our islands have always appreciated the fact that we hold good and friendly ties with Great Britain.

“As a former British colony, we value our historical links and the bond between the people of Great Britain and the Seychelles that has come about because of this historical past.

“Seychelles is one of the few tourism destinations that promotes ‘personalised tourism’.

“We can do that, because we value our visitors and give them space to be themselves.”

While not a confirmation, but the remarks are a long way from a denial.

Which of the 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago they are on is not clear, however, with the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge desperate to avoid the attentions of the international press.

Palace officials have asked for privacy as the couple enjoy a two week break.

The issue has been in the media in recent days following the publication of five-year-old photos of the royal couple – and Miss Middleton’s younger sister Pippa - on a yacht off Ibiza.

The photos prompted an appeal to the Press Complaints Commission for privacy.


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