KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William flew to a luxury villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique for their summer holidays and Prince George’s birthday.
The Duke and Duchess spent a fortnight at Villa Antilles, which costs £27,000 a week to stay in. The Daily Mirror reports the villa is home to an infinity pool with jacuzzi, an open dining pavilion, drinks bar, study and four bedroom. George and siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis can enjoy a children’s room with two bunk beds.
The family were able to use the service of a butler, chef, gardener and housekeeper for 24 hours a day.
The venture cost the royal family £56,000 including tips for staff.
A royal expert even claimed: “They are going to Mustique again. It is incredibly private and incredibly discreet but not remote.
“They know and trust the staff who work there and they are creatures of habit.
The Cambridge household are known to be regular visitors to Mustique (Image: GETTY-MUSTIQUE-ISLAND.COM)
The children’s room at Antilles (Image: MUSTIQUE-ISLAND.COM)
Princess Margaret owned a villa on Mustique (Image: MUSTIQUE-ISLAND.COM)
“Kate used to go there, the Middletons used to go there. The family love it.”
The private island of Mustique was discovered by Spanish sailors in the 15th Century and is administered by Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, of which Queen Elizabeth II is still the ruling monarch and is represented by Governor-General Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne.
Colin Tennant purchased the island in 1958 for £45,000 (£1.04million when adjusted for inflation).
Mr Tennant gifted land as a wedding present to Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister, upon her 1960 marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones.
The master bedroom at the villa (Image: MUSTIQUE-ISLAND.COM )
The island is part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Image: MUSTIQUE-ISLAND.COM )
Margaret built the Les Jolies Eaux villa on the land and was a frequent visitor to the island.
The Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, have made several private visits.
The island is currently owned by the Mustique Company.
The company is owned by the homeowners on the island and rents out the private villas.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK