After a complicated and then confined start to the year, Kate Middleton and Prince William allow themselves a deep breath of fresh air. The Cambridges left Anmer Hall and set sail for the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago located in the Celtic Sea, and more particularly on the island of Tresco, where the crown prince and his wife took refuge at the Dolphin House, a sumptuous holiday villa at a gold price, as revealed by our colleagues from the British tabloid The Mail on Sunday, this Sunday, August 2. Indeed, a one-week stay in this residence, and in the height of the summer season, costs 5,000 pounds sterling or 5,554 euros.
It is a nostalgic holiday for Prince William as the Dolphin House belongs to the duchy of his father, Prince Charles, and is one of his favorite destinations. In 1989, it was alongside the Duke of Cornwall, Lady Diana and his younger brother Prince Harry that he took advantage of the island of Tresco. This time around, Kate Middleton’s husband is surrounded by his own little family, including his three children. But if the Duke of Cambridge preferred the Isles of Scilly to Mustique Island (his favorite destination), it was not just out of simple nostalgia. This year, and because of the coronavirus, the government of Boris Johnson has recommended that the British favor small trips, staying, if possible, across the Channel. This is a way for Cambridge to combine business with pleasure.
New details on the Cambridges ’nostalgic trip to the Scilly Isles last week, and how it’s helping William prepare to be the next Duke of Cornwall. pic.twitter.com/GzIzAUElkf
– Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) August 2, 2020
Crowned heads enjoy their summer
While Kate Middleton and Prince William are enjoying this archipelago located a few kilometers from Cornwall, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, she has gone to her own residence in Balmoral. A traditional destination to which the monarch does not derogate, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and for which His Royal Highness does not hesitate to go to the cash register. Like the Cambridges, the 94-year-old monarch has not taken the scampering alone since she is in the company of her husband, Prince Philip.
“The modalities will be organized according to certain directives. The couple will probably stay there until September and their family should visit them,” said royal correspondent Rebecca English. But if Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles would have already answered present, it is not the same for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, still isolated in Los Angeles.
Accustomed to Mosquito Island, Prince William and Kate Middleton took refuge in a vacation villa on Tresco Island © Agence