Prince William, Kate Return from Seychelles Honeymoon
No more royal R&R!
Prince William and Kate have returned from their 10-day honeymoon on the island nation of Seychelles, a palace spokesman confirmed to Us Weekly.
"They left happy and clearly content with their stay," said the head of the Seychelles tourism board, Alain St. Ange, as excerpted by the Associated Press. Ange saw the newlyweds leave the island on Friday.
At a reported cost of $720,000, William, 28, and Kate, 29, rented out 11 villas at North Island Lodge. Some of the amenities: A private butler tending to their every whim (from a beachside ice cream sundae to a specific pillow!); an open-air bath filled with frangipani flowers; golf carts and mountain bikes to check out the island's remarkable flora and fauna, and more. (Just one of those hand-crafted villas has two bedrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet of space!)
The palace said the Duke and Duchess "thoroughly enjoyed their time together, and they are grateful to the Seychelles government for their assistance in making the honeymoon such a memorable and special 10 days."
The island nation's foreign minister said Seychelles was proud to host the couple.
"The people of Seychelles are truly honored that Prince William and his wife chose to return to Seychelles for this special holiday and we are proud to have been able to offer them a peaceful and private getaway," Jean-Paul Adam said in a statement released by the government.