Everyone’s favorite royal couple, Will and Kate, have returned from their honeymoon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent ten days relaxing and exploring the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
The pair have vacationed at the island chain back in 2007, but this time palace officials are (understandably) pretty mum on the details of their trip. Luckily, members of the Seychelles government had no problem talking to the media about the honeymoon.
Reportedly, Will and Kate saw a turtle nest hatching and went on several dives, even swimming up close and personal to giant stingrays and even sharks! They sound like a pretty adventurous couple, don’t they?
Even better, the Duke and Duchess honeymooned with a conscious – the Seychelles are known for promoting sustainable tourism.
“[Will and Kate] are very aware of our environmental record and the fact that Seychelles puts such a high premium on our environment,” a Seychellois spokeswoman told US Weekly. “Over 50 percent of our land is deemed as a nature reserve, so there’s very little land for development. It’s definitely very important to Prince William.”
The honeymoon is said to have cost Kate’s family about $720,000. Expenses included travel, security and accommodations (11 villas were rented out to ensure privacy for the couple). Wow. I’m sure the glamorous break was well-worth it, considering what a busy schedule they have for the summer! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are celebrating their birthdays in mid-June, and Will and Kate will be heading to Canada at the end of June. After that, it’s Kate’s first trip to America – the couple is making their first official foreign trip to California in July.