PRINCE WILLIAM and Kate Middleton live in Kensington Palace in London, while also enjoying the luxury of a second home in Norfolk called Anmer Hall. But what homes do they have abroad? Kate Middleton, 40, Prince William, 39 and their three children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, three, all live in Kensington Palace for the majority of the year.
The eldest two Cambridge children currently attend Thomas’s School in Battersea which is nearby. Also, the location is perfect for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to carry out their royal duties in the capital. But where does the family like to stay when abroad on family holidays?
The Cambridges travelled to Jordan in October 2021 where they enjoyed a nice getaway during October half term. They have also enjoyed summer holidays in the Isles of Scilly in the past. But one of their favourite places to visit is the private Caribbean Island of Mustique. The family stayed in a luxury villa in August 2019, when they celebrated Prince George’s sixth birthday on July 22.
They were visiting along with Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton. The family first visited Mustique in 2008 and have been returning ever since. Given the complete privacy of the exclusive island, it is no surprise that the royals previously took the opportunity to blend in with other tourists.
With a no-fly zone enforced over Mustique and the discretion of other guests, the Cambridges can truly relax and let their hair down. On their most recent trip in 2019, William and Kate reportedly stayed in a £27,000-a-week villa, that’s a total cost of £54,000 for their two week stay.
It boasts a 60ft infinity pool, private staff and stunning sea views out to the neighbouring islands of Bequia and Saint Vincent. The Villa Antilles website reveals fascinating photos of the Cambridges’ family holiday home in Mustique.
The villa was built in 2016 by William’s close friend and property developer Andrew Dunn. The villa is fully staffed with a chef, butler, housekeeper and an al-fresco dining area with breathtaking views. The all-inclusive menu includes signature dishes prawn ceviche, grilled lobster and slow-cooked baby back ribs. The focus is on al fresco dining at Antilles.
“With a choice of indoor and outdoor dining locations and a trained chef, menus can be tailored to suit every taste and preference,” according to the brochure. William and Kate had a choice of five luxury bedrooms to rest their heads after a long day of exploring. Each room boasts stunning sea views.
The children’s room was kitted out with two bunk beds, which George was reportedly a huge fan of. There was also an elephant laundry basket and whales decorated on the walls. The website for the villa states: “Every island visitor is registered with our security team before arriving on the island by land, air or sea, whether staff, local islander or guest, to ensure the security team knows who is on the island at any one time.
“With such a conscientious and friendly team looking after you, rest assured, you will never want to leave.”